Life in Civil War America - Michael J. Varhola
The Civil War is a fascinating time period in American history. Life in Civil War America, 2nd Edition provides readers with fast facts and statistics about the 1860s from military life to civilian life in both the North and South.
Topics covered include:
social and economic realities of daily life
common slang and idioms
diets of the era, including recipes, food preparation and the impact of shortages and inflation on rations
civilian dress, military dress, and technology of the time.
The book focuses on the era, not just the events of the war. Period illustrations and photos further illuminate the era.