Home Books American Wars

American Wars
  • Authored by: Ballard C. Campbell, Ph.D.
  • From the Series: Issues and Controversies in American History
  • Trim Size: 6 x 9
  • ISBN-10: 0816077274
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-8160-7727-4
  • Status: In Stock
  • List Price: $55.00
  • Imprint: Facts On File
  • Published: 09/01/2012
  • Dewey Number: 355
  • Reading Level: Grades 9 and up
  • Pages: 442


From the American Revolution in the 18th century to the Iraq War in the 21st century, wars have had a profound impact on U.S. history. Each of the 12 major conflicts since 1775 has generated impassioned debate on vital issues, from independence, liberty, and emancipation to national security, imperialism, and democracy. These debates and controversies have transformed both American society and international relations. 

American Wars focuses on one overarching controversy underlying each war in which Americans have fought, enabling students to understand the fundamental forces and disputes that have shaped these conflicts and their impact on the nation. This brand-new volume examines controversies sparked by the American Revolution, the War of 1812, the Mexican War, the Civil War, the Spanish-American War, World War I, World War II, the Cold War, the Korean War, the Vietnam War, the Persian Gulf War, and the Iraq War. American Wars features black-and-white illustrations, maps, chronologies, primary sources, and much more to get students interested in this fascinating topic.


Black-and-white illustrations. Maps. Index. Bibliographies. Chronologies. Web sites. Primary sources. Tables.

About the Author(s)

Series Editor Ballard C. Campbell, Ph.D., is a Professor of History and of Public Policy in Law, Policy, and Society at Northeastern University and the past president of the New England Historical Association. An expert in American political, economic, and social history with vast reference experience, he is the author of Facts On File's Disasters, Accidents, and Crises in American History: A Reference Guide to the Nation's Most Catastrophic Events. He also edited the highly acclaimed three-volume encyclopedia American Presidential Campaigns and Elections and served as an associate editor of American National Biography. He has written and edited more than 60 books, articles, and encyclopedia entries and is a Distinguished Lecturer of the Organization of American Historians.

Title List Price Format Status Add to Wish List Add to Cart
American Wars
$55.00 Hardcover In Stock Add to Wish List Add to Cart
Slavery in the United States
$55.00 Hardcover In Stock Add to Wish List Add to Cart
The Environment since 1945
$55.00 Hardcover In Stock Add to Wish List Add to Cart

Standing Order Plan

A Standing Order Plan saves you both time and money without risking a penny of your acquisitions budget. The number of copies you indicate of each new title under the plan you select will automatically as the new edition becomes available. If, for any reason, you wish to cancel your subscription to the plan, please contact our Customer Service Department.

Standing Order Plan available for The World AlmanacĀ® for Kids:
Plan WK1 Single-title hardcover edition at 20% discount

You can use this order form (pdf) to sign up for any of our Standing Order Plans, or you can contact our Customer Service Department:

Email: custserv@factsonfile.com
Phone Number (toll-free): 1-800-322-8755
Fax Number (toll-free): 1-800-678-3633

FREE Learning Resources