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  • Paperback
  • Bookstore's Wholesale Price: $18.05
  • January 2007
  • ISBN: 978-0-393-92738-2
  • 200 pages
  • Territory Rights: USA and Dependencies, Philippines and Canada.

Two Communities in the Civil War

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Edward L. Ayers (Author, University of Richmond), Andrew Torget (Author, University of Virginia)


This selection of documents offers an insightful look at one Northern and one Southern community only 200 miles apart in the Shenandoah Valley during the Civil War.

The casebook focuses on the deep connections between homefront and battlefront and on the centrality of slavery to the conflict, emphasizing the profound uncertainty and confusion that prevailed during the war.