Stig Förster & Jörg Nagler, eds.
On the Road to Total War: The American Civil War and the German Wars of Unification, 1861-1871
Publications of the German Historical Institute. Cambridge University Press, 1997.
On the Road to Total War is a collection of essays that attempts to trace the roots and development of total industrialized warfare (which terrorizes citizens and soliders alike). International scholars focus on the social, political, economic, and cultural aspects and on the societal impacts of the American Civil War and the German Wars of Unification. Mass mobilization of people and resources and growing nationalism led to this totalization of war in nineteenth-century industrialized nations.