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The American Civil War: History in an Hour

By: Kat Smutz
Narrated by: Jonathan Keeble
Length: 1 hr and 21 mins
Categories: History, World
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History for busy people. The American Civil War was fought between the Confederates and the Union from 1861 to 1865. This is a concise history of this tumultuous period.The American Civil War started when eleven southern ‘slave’ states declared their independence from the United States of America. Abraham Lincoln’s Republican government were strongly against slavery and fought to abolish it and keep the country united.

The American Civil War: History in an Hour gives a concise and authoritative overview of these four years of bloody and devastating warfare to help you understand how the Civil War shaped America today and changed the history of slavery forever. Love your history? Find out about the world with History in an Hour…

©2012 Kat Smutz (P)2012 HarperCollins Publishers Limited

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  • Pam Sullivan
  • 02-09-2019

Huh?

An American Civil War story performed by a Brit who mispronounces classic American history. Lacked substance as well.

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  • Hamish Barrett
  • 09-09-2018

Left slant.

PC. It refers to white or Caucasians as Anglo-Americans. I am white but, I am a Celt not English. Too many hyphenated Americans. Many mispronounced place names. It did get it right that secession was about slavery.

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  • Arnaud_UK
  • 27-06-2017

Simply perfect

As an introduction to understand what was at stake, for confederate states really meant .... it is a great lesson of history.

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  • Pamela
  • 13-02-2015

In a nutshell

I wanted to get an overview and the key facts and was delivered exactly this.. It also allows me a road map to follow if I wished to go further . The reader's pace is perfect for me and his tone is like Chopin varied and accessible. A great series

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