The Civil War still holds a prominent place in the American
imaginationreenactments and battlefield visits are popular tourist attractions
for both Northerners and Southerners. The underlying issues of racism and states
rights that caused the war are also still visible in American society. Through
informative main text, detailed maps, historic photographs, and a timeline of
important dates, readers will be engaged by this key event in the countrys
history and gain a better understanding of some of its present struggles.