A readymade market for this in all who followed The Epic of America and The March of Democracy with absorbed interest. The period this time is primarily the Civil War, but the subject is deeper than the war itself, for it is a study of sectionalism and what it has meant -- and still means -- in the development, and the set-backs in America's history. Social, psychological, economic, and human interests play their part, and the roots go back to colonial days, and the branches into the here and now. Not a book for those who want simply a tabloid dose of pre-digested fact; but for the layman and the scholar, sincerely interested in our national development. A book for the long haul.