America's War: Talking About the Civil War and Emancipation on their 150th Anniversaries
"Published under the dual auspices of the American Library Association and the National Endowment for the Humanities, this Civil War anthology of about 30 writings is intended for use in the 'Let's Talk about It' library discussion program sponsored by ALA's Public Programs Office....the work can indeed become a Civil War conversation starter for participating libraries." —Booklist
Selections include historical fiction and interpretation, speeches, diaries, memoirs, biographies, and short stories. Together, the readings provide a glimpse of the vast sweep and profound breadth of Americans’ war among and against themselves, adding crucial voices to our understanding of the war and its meaning.