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in the Presence of Mine Enemies

By: Civil/Ayers, Edward

Price: $6.00

Publisher: W W NORTON & CO INC: 9/12/2011

Seller ID: 9780393326017

ISBN: 0393326012

Condition: USED


Our standard Civil War histories tell a reassuring story of the triumph, in an inevitable conflict, of the dynamic, free-labor North over the traditional, slave-based South, vindicating the freedom principles built into the nation's foundations. But at the time, on the borderlands of Pennsylvania and Virginia, no one expected war, and no one knew how it would turn out. The one certainty was that any war between the states would be fought in their fields and streets. Edward L. Ayers gives us a different Civil War, built on an intimate scale. He charts the descent into war in the Great Valley sp... View more info

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In the Presence of Mine Enemies: War in the Heart of America, 1859-1863

By: Civil/Ayers, Edward L.

Price: $15.00

Publisher: 4/13/2012

Seller ID: 9780393057867

ISBN: 0393057860

Condition: USED


Through a gripping narrative based on massive new research, a leading historian reshapes our understanding of the Civil War. OUR STANDARD CIVIL WAR HISTORIES tell a reassuring story of the triumph, in an inevitable conflict, of the dynamic, free-labor North over the traditional, slave-based South, vindicating the freedom principles built into the nation's foundations. Edward L. Ayers gives us a different Civil War, built on an intimate scale. He charts the descent into war in the Great Valley spanning Pennsylvania and Virginia. Connected by strong ties of every kind, including the tendrils of ... View more info