Intended for general-interest readers and high school and college students, American Civil War: A State-by-State Encyclopedia serves as a unique ready reference that documents the important contributions of each individual state to the American Civil War and underscores the similarities and differences between the states, both in the North and the South.
Each state chapter leads off with an overview essay about that state’s involvement in the war and then presents entries on prominent population centers, manufacturing facilities, and military posts within each state; important battles or other notable events that occurred within that state during the war; and key individuals from each state, both civilian and military. The A–Z entries within each state chapter enable readers to understand how the specific contributions and political climate of states resulted in the very different situations each state found itself in throughout the war. The set also provides a detailed chronology that will help students place important events in proper order.
- Presents coverage of all U.S. states and territories from 1861 to 1865 and addresses important cities, towns, military posts, and manufacturing centers
- Enables readers to understand the tremendous influence of the Civil War on civilians as well as on military personnel directly involved with the conflict
- Explains the critical roles played by manufacturing and agriculture in the events and outcome of the Civil War