Civil War in the American West by Alvin M. Josephy Jr.

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The first comprehensive history of the Civil War as it was fought in the West. A leading historian fills a large gap in our knowledge of the Civil War as it was fought on the far side of the Mississippi, as well as the personalities and issues involved. 20 maps.
 

About Alvin M. Josephy Jr.

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Alvin Josephy, Jr., (b. 1915) is best known for his many books on Native Americans and the American West, including The Patriot Chiefs, The Nez Perce Indians and the Opening of the Northwest, The Indian Heritage of America, Now That the Buffalo's Gone, The Civil War in American West, and 500 Nations.
 
Published October 29, 1991 by Knopf. 448 pages
Genres: History, War, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction. Non-fiction

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This definitive history, BOMC and History Book Club alternates in cloth, is both the first comprehensive examination of the Civil War as it was fought west of the Mississippi and a fine account of the

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He sets out to describe the experiences of "peoples who are customarily left out of the general histories of the Civil War," and he allows us to understand that the vast mobilization of American arms and men during the Civil War was quickly turned against the native dwellers of the West.

Dec 18 1991 | Read Full Review of Civil War in the American West

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Was Fort Pillow one of the most celebrated of Forrest's victories, or was it an out-and-out massacre of blacks and whites that highlighted the war's essential racial component?

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