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Title:
A house divided-- : a century of great Civil War quotations
Author:
Ayers, Edward L., 1953-
Publication Information:
New York : J. Wiley, [1997]

©1997
Physical Description:
xiv, 258 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Language:
English
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ISBN:
9780471192640
Format :
Book

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"A House Divided..."

"If we surrender, it is the end of us."--Abraham Lincoln

"We are fighting for independence, and that, or extermination, we will have."--Jefferson Davis

Union and Confederate, soldier and civilian, white, black, men, women--over one thousand voices bring all the fire and fury, the passion and power of the Civil War to unforgettable life. Those who lived it are joined by key figures of the twentieth century, adding a thoughtful, contemporary perspective to America's defining experience.


Author Notes

EDWARD L. AYERS, Ph.D., is the Hugh P. Kelly Professor of History at the University of Virginia. He is an award-winning author whose previous works include The Promise of the New South: Life After Reconstruction, The Oxford Book of the American South (coedited by Bradley M. Mittendorf), and The Valley of the Shadow: Two Communities in the American Civil War. Professor Ayers has been a finalist for both the National Book Award and the Pulitzer Prize in history.