North and South enter a conflict of more than 50 battles – discover how tensions exploded into a war that lasted four years. This book takes you through the history of one of the most important times in US history. Find out how Abraham Lincoln became president in 1860 and why he was assassinated. Discover the horror of enslaved life, and about the Underground Railroad that helped its victims escape. Eyewitness American Civil War shows both sides of the conflict in an equal light, allowing readers to consider all views. This museum-in-a-book uses striking full-color photographs of paintings, artifacts, and illustrations of battles, famous leaders, and much more along with amazing facts, infographics, statistics, and timelines to reveal this period of US history as never before. Part of DK’s best-selling Eyewitness series, which is now getting an exciting makeover, this popular title has been reinvigorated for the next generation of information-seekers and stay-at-home explorers, with a fresh new look, new photographs, updated information, and a new “eyewitness feature – fascinating first-hand accounts from experts in the field.