The American Civil War: Causes, course and consequences, 1803-77, 4th edition
Access to History Series
By Alan Farmer
Distrubuted by Trans-Atlantic Publications Inc.
250 pages, Illustrated
$29.50 Paper Original
The Access to History series is the most popular and trusted series for AS and A level history students. The new editions combine all the strengths of this well-loved series with a new design and features that allow all students access to the content and study skills needed to achieve exam success.
This is the fourth edition of 'The American Civil War and its Origins 1848–65', which has been revised and extended to fully cover the 2008 AS and A level specifications for OCR and Edexcel. The book begins by focusing on the westward expansion in America and the problems this caused. It then goes on to look at the rise of the Republican Party and the 1860 presidential election. The causes of the Civil War are traced, as well as the major conflicts during the War, and the conclusion is extended to look both at the Union victory, and the reconstruction period that followed.
Throughout the book key dates, terms and issues are highlighted, and historical interpretations of key debates are outlined. Summary diagrams are included to consolidate knowledge and understanding of the period, and exam-style questions and tips written by examiners for each examination board provide the opportunity to develop exam skills.
About the Author(s):
- Revised edition for the requirements of the 2008 OCR and Edexcel AS and A2 specifications
- Study guides written by examiners contain exercises and advice on tackling differentiated exam questions for AS and A2 Level.
- Contains the latest historical interpretations of themes and issues.
- Features include: points to consider, key issues and key dates.
- Features such as key definitions and questions to aid learning.
- More support with assessment and exam skills.
- Designed to allow greater accessibility to a wide range of AS and A2 students.
Alan Farmer is a successful author of History texts.
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