Civil War Era Studies
Broken chains and muskets: the very essence of the slaveholder's rebellion. The war was caused by a blind, stalwart defense of slavery. The war hinged upon the future of slavery in America. The war shattered slavery in the United States forever. [excerpt]
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Rudy, John M., "The Whole War in One Photo" (2012). Interpreting the Civil War: Connecting the Civil War to the American Public. 108.