History book “For Cause and Comrades”

 Much of this book is based on research of soldiers’ letters and diaries during the Civil War. You will write a reflective essay on the following prompt: What is this book trying to convey? What became the cause for fighting on both sides? Was it the same in the North and the South? Are the same idea still present today? In your conclusion, think about how the story that is told is relevant to today. Your essay should include a brief synopsis of the author’s thesis and main points, an analysis of what the book adds to your knowledge of history (i.e. why soldiers fought, what deep political and ideological convictions were present in their enlistment, and thoughts on its relevancy. In addition to the prompt, conclude your essay with and analysis of how you believe this book would be good for use in the classroom. Is it good ancillary literature to the textbook? Think about why the book was written or published. Your paper should be in Times New Roman, size 12 pt. font, and double spaced. You should have 1 inch margins on all sides of the paper. It should include page numbers. You must include an appropriate title page, no MLA headings. Paper must be in either APA or CMS (Turabian). Preferred language style US English