Civil War in 500 Photographs
The name TIME-LIFE has become synonymous with providing readers with a deeper understanding of subjects and world events that matter to us all. Now, with the 150thanniversary of the end of the Civil War upon us, TIME-LIFEThe Civil War in 500 Photographswill be an indispensable guide to a nation-changing era and the military, social, economic, and political forces that shaped it.
The narrative of the Civil War, fought from 1861 to 1865, is familiarly to almost all Americans, from Presidential candidate Abraham Lincoln's noble declaration that "the government cannot endure permanently half-slave, half-free" to Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee's surrender at Appomattox. Yet the details of the battles and battlefields, the political maneuverings, and the personalities who defined the war continue to fascinate citizens of all ages.
TIME-LIFEThe Civil War in 500 Photographstaps into that into that interest, providing a fresh and accessible way to appreciate this most important conflict. It will lay out the war's major developments in arresting, colorized images and cover topics from the backstory through secession, the Union's early setbacks, the Underground Railroad, victories at Gettysburg and Vicksburg, and Reconstruction.
For history buffs and the newly curious,The Civil War in 500 Photographswill be the ultimate, easy-to-use guide to four years that changed our nation forever.