Encyclopedia of the American Civil War

Encyclopedia of the American Civil War

A Political, Social, and Military History

By David Stephen Heidler (Editor); Jeanne T. Heidler (Editor); David J. Coles (Editor)

ABC-CLIO, Hardcover, 9781576070666, 5pp.

Publication Date: January 2000


The "Encyclopedia of the American Civil War" is the most comprehensive reference set ever compiled on this pivotal confrontation. Its five oversized volumes, rich with illustrations, maps, and primary source documents, offer more than 1,600 authoritative entries that chart the war's strategic aims, analyze diplomatic and political maneuvering, describe key military actions, sketch important participants, assess developments in military science, and discuss the social and financial impact of the conflict.

Written by scholars, the essays are both authoritative and easily accessible to history buffs, students, and general readers. Brief entry bibliographies lead curious readers to the most reliable sources for further information.

About the Author
David S. Heidler is an independent scholar.

Jeanne T. Heidler is professor and director of American history at the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs.