The Thin Light of Freedom: Civil War and Emancipation in the Heart of America by Edward L. Ayers

The Thin Light of Freedom: Civil War and Emancipation in the Heart of America

Virginia’s Great Valley, prosperous in peace with a rich soil and an enslaved workforce, invited destruction in war. Voracious Union and Confederate armies ground up the valley, consuming crops, livestock, fences, and human life. Pitched battles at Gettysburg, Lynchburg, and Cedar Creek punctuated a cycle of vicious attacks and reprisals in which armies burned whole towns...

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    Have not yet read this, but this would be a great gift for Dad.

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    Nonfiction-history

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