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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.
W. W. Norton & Company
Civil War, United States, history, society
School of Arts and Sciences
American Studies | United States History
Ayers, Edward L., and Anne S. Rubin. Valley of the Shadow: Two Communities in the American Civil War. New York: W.W. Norton & Co., 2000.