Decision in the heartland: the Civil War in the West

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According to many recent releases, the US Civil War was fought from the Atlantic to the eastern ridges of the Appalachians. However, it is clear that Woodworth (history, Texas Christian U.) and many others believe the real war was conducted between the Appalachians and the Mississippi River, and it was in this western region in battles at Fort Donelson, Shiloh, Chattanooga and Atlanta that the fate of the Confederacy was determined rather than at Bull Run, Chancellorsville or even Gettysburg. Woodworth points out that the South lost manufacturing, financial services, communications and agricultural support as they lost territories in the west, making it impossible to carry on the war. In addition, victories in the West probably led the Union electorate to return Lincoln to the presidency. Woodworth's account is accessible and fast-paced, and the maps and period photographs are both useful and interesting. Annotation ©2008 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (
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