Access to History for the IB Diploma takes the clarity, accessibility, reliability and in-depth analysis of the best-selling Access to History series and tailors it to the History IB Diploma. Each title supports a specific topic in the IB History guide and presents it in an easy-to-read, up-to-date narrative.
Each book in the series helps students understand historical issues by examining the wealth of relevant sources and analysis provided. The books also give students guidance on answering exam-style questions through model answers and practice questions. With full-colour texts and numerous images throughout, the Access to History for the IB Diploma series is perfect any IB student.
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Series: Access to History for the IB Diploma
25 May 2012
Introduction 1 What you will study 2 How you will be assessed 3 About this book Chapter 1 The American Civil War 1 The success of the 'great experiment' 2 Civil war? 3 North versus South 4 Southern guilt? Chapter 2 The cotton economy and slavery 1 The 'great experiment' 2 The peculiar institution 3 Key debate: Was slavery in the USA a system of ruthless exploitation or a paternalistic arrangement? Examination advice and practice Chapter 3 The origins of the Civil War 1 The problem of states' rights 2 Sectionalism 3 Key debate: Was slavery profitable? Examination advice and practice Chapter 4 The abolitionist debate 1 Militant abolitionism 2 Missouri, Texas and Mexico 3 The impact of the Mexican War 1846-50 4 The 1850 Compromise Examination advice and practice Chapter 5 The coming of war 1 The Kansas-Nebraska problem 2 The rise of the Republican Party 3 The presidency of James Buchanan 4 The 1860 election and secession 5 The outbreak of civil war 6 Key debate: Why did civil war break out in 1861? Examination advice and practice Chapter 6 Union versus Confederacy: the war 1861-5 1 Union and Confederate strengths 2 The nature of the war 3 The Confederate war effort 4 The Union war effort 5 Military leadership Examination advice and practice Chapter 7 The battles 1861-5 1 The situation in 1861-2 2 The war 1862-3 3 Union victory 4 Britain and the Civil War 5 Key debate: Did the Confederacy defeat itself or was it defeated? Examination advice and practice Chapter 8 Reconstruction 1 Emancipation 2 Lincoln and Reconstruction: 1861-5 3 Andrew Johnson and Reconstruction 4 Congressional Reconstruction 1866-8 5 Reconstruction in the South 1867-77 6 The impact of the Civil War Examination advice and practice Chapter 9 African Americans in the Civil War and the New South 1 The African American war effort 2 Reconstruction 1865-77 3 The South redeemed 4 Key debate: Was Reconstruction a tragic failure? Examination advice and practice Timeline Glossary Further reading Internal assessment
Alan Farmer is a widely published academic on modern American, European and British history. He taught history to students of all ages for all his working life. He was Head of History at the University of Cumbria until retiring in 2006.