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Technology and the Civil War
  • Format
  • HARDCOVER
  • Trim Size: 6-1/2 x 9-1/4
  • ISBN-10: 1604130377
  • ISBN-13: 978-1-60413-037-9
  • Status: In Stock
  • List Price: $35.00
  • Imprint: Chelsea House
  • Published: 04/01/2009
  • Dewey Number: 973
  • Reading Level: Grades 6-12
  • Pages: 136

Summary

When war broke out between the North and the South in 1861, the United States was still a growing nation, living with traditions of the past and beginning to improve life with new technological advances of the future. The Civil War was a conflict during which both sides experimented with old and new methods, machines, and weapons—all of which were dependent upon developing technologies. Exploding shells, hot air balloons, anesthesia, land mines, submarines, and the telegraph are a few of the unique technologies that Union and Confederate leaders used in their struggle to win the war. Technology and the Civil War explains the role of technology for Americans before, during, and after the conflict.

Specifications

Full-color and black-and-white photographs and illustrations. Sidebars. Chronology. Bibliography. Glossary. Further resources. Index.

About the Author(s)

Shane Mountjoy resides in York, Nebraska, where he is an associate professor of history and dean of students at York College. He has earned degrees from York College, Lubbock Christian University, the University of Nebraska, and the University of Missouri. He is the author of several books, including Causes of the Civil War, also in The Civil War: A Nation Divided set.

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"...clearly written, well-organized..."


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