"The American Civil War: 365 Days" comprises a vivid visual history of one of the most tumultuous and pivotally important eras in the history of the USA. From pre-war political clashes over slavery in the South, to the surrender of Robert E. Lee's Army, "The American Civil War" constitutes a telling mosaic of America's most costly and rending conflict. Each illustration is placed in context by complementary text - which includes many quotations from original letters and diaries of Civil War soldiers, politicians and nurses as well as from memoirs and diaries published soon after the war. Organised into twelve thematic categories, this book covers the breadth of this pivotal event in U.S. history, including the battles, the politics, the home front and various aspects of the struggle to end slavery. This book also includes drawings by Civil War artist-correspondents; contemporary photographs; manuscript maps; and contemporary colour lithographs; as well as woodcuts from Civil War-era illustrated newspapers, the manuscript of the Gettysburg Address, political and theatrical posters and recruiting broadsides.