It is no secret that history is written by the victors. Because of this, many people believe that the Civil War was started by the Southern states over the issue of slavery and secession. However, in this informative history, author Gary C. Walker writes a convincing argument that goes against traditional teachings.
Southerners believed that they would benefit from a decentralized government and that their Northern neighbors wanted a stronger centralized government. The Southern economy depended on agriculture, and the plantation owners, planters, and fishermen felt that the industrialized North was passing taxes that were unfair to the South.
This is the true, unbridled story of the Civil War. During the war, more than six hundred Indian men, women, and children were massacred by Union armies, and a Confederate hospital was burned down, killing the wounded soldiers inside. In A General History of the Civil War, Walker gives readers a detailed and unforgettable account of the Civil War from the Southern point of view.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Gary C. Walker has been a member of the Sons of Confederate Veterans for over thirty years and has been recognized by the State of South Carolina Legislature for his many accomplishments in Civil War history. Walker is a member of several historic and preservation groups and often participates in Civil War reenactments. He is the author of Civil War Tales, The War in Southwest Virginia: 1861-65, Hunter's Fiery Raid through Virginia Valleys, Confederate Coloring and Learning Book, and Son of the South, a novel set in Civil War-era Virginia.