$IFields of Conflict$I details the strategic, military, naval, political, and diplomatic aspects of the American Civil War, including activity in the "far West." It deals with various phases of
the war itself as well as with activity on the homefronts. The years of crisis leading to secession and the trials of reunion following hostilities are summarized for perspective. Written in a clear, highly readable
style, the book provides students with an approach that is detailed enough for graduate students, but suitable for undergraduates as well.