By Walter D. Kamphoefner,Wolfgang Helbich
Originally released in Germany in 2002, this assortment comprises greater than 300 letters written by way of seventy-eight German immigrants--men and ladies, squaddies and civilians, from the North and South. Their missives inform of battles and tedium, privation and profiteering, explanations for enlistment and desertion and for fending off involvement altogether. even if written by means of individuals with various backgrounds, those letters describe the clash from a tremendously German viewpoint, the editors argue, casting doubt at the declare that the Civil warfare was once the nice melting pot that eliminated ethnic antagonisms.
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Germans in the Civil War: The Letters They Wrote Home (Civil War America) by Walter D. Kamphoefner,Wolfgang Helbich