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Two communities in America's Great Valley--Franklin County, Pennsylvania, and Augusta County, Virginia--separated by only a few hundred miles, share much in their politics and ways of life. Yet they emerge on opposing sides of a war in which they zealously send their sons to fight and die. Here we see a Civil War that is not the inevitable conflict of rival societies, but a human drama, immediate, particular, engrossing.

ISBN

9780393046045

Publication Date

2000

Publisher

W. W. Norton & Company

City

New York

Keywords

Civil War, United States, history, society

School

School of Arts and Sciences

Department

History

Disciplines

American Studies | United States History

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Through this text, CD-ROM and Web site, users can gain a ground-level view of the coming of the American Civil War. It examines two communities in the Shenandoah Valley, separated by a few hundred miles, who emerged on opposing sides of the conflict. The Civil War is presented, not as an inevitable conflict of rival societies, but as a human drama.

Valley of the Shadow: Two Communities in the American Civil War

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