The ten years preceding the outbreak of the United States Civil War in 1861 marked some of the most tumultuous and chaotic years in U. S. history. This anthology examines opposing viewpoints on two of the major issues of that -- the growing conflict over slavery and the secession crisis -- and looks at some of the major causes and consequences of the Civil War.
"Because of the even-handed presentation, the title makes a strong and lasting impression. The writings are well chosen. A thoughtful and well-delineated addition."
-- School Library Journal (April 2003)
Price: US $26.70