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The Routledge Companion to the American Civil War Era

1st Edition

By Hugh Tulloch


200 pages | 15 B/W Illus.

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Arguably one of the most significant periods in US history, the American Civil War era continues to fascinate. In this essential reference guide to the period, Hugh Tulloch examines the war itself, alongside the political, constitutional, social, economic, literary and religious developments and trends that informed and were formed by the turbulent events that took place during America’s nineteenth century.

Key themes examined here are:

  • emancipation and the quest for racial justice
  • abolitionism and debates regarding freedom versus slavery
  • the confederacy and reconstruction
  • civil war military strategy
  • industry and agriculture
  • Presidential elections and party politics
  • cultural and intellectual developments.

Including a compendium of information through timelines, chronologies, bibliographies and guides to sources as well, students of American history and the civil war will want a copy of this by their side.


'This latest title fully measures up to the high standard claimed for the Routledge Companions to History series … Tulloch combines a comprehensive and critical approach within the resrticed space at his disposal.' – Reference Reviews

'The author would not claim to have written the definitive guide to the war but has provided a really useful reference tool for use by pupils and staff. A copy for the departmental library is essential!' – History Teaching Review

Table of Contents

Introduction Part 1: Chronological Table Historiography/Historians Part 2: Founding Documents Politics. Social and Economic Factors. Military Strategy. Primary Documents Part 3: Biographies Glossary. Annotated Bibliography and Websites

About the Author

Hugh Tulloch was Senior Lecturer in American History at Bristol University from 1971–2003. He is author of James Bryce's American Commonwealth (1988), Six British Travellers to the United States, 1919–20 (2000) and The Debate on the American Civil War (2000).

About the Series

Routledge Companions to History

Routledge Companions to History offer perfect reference guides to key historical events and eras, providing everything that the student or general reader needs to know.

These comprehensive guides include essential apparatus for navigating through specific topics in a clear and straightforward manner – including introductory articles, biographies and chronologies – to provide accessible and indispensable surveys crammed with vital information valuable for beginner and expert alike.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
HISTORY / General
HISTORY / Reference
HISTORY / United States / Civil War Period (1850-1877)