University of North Carolina Press
Reviewer Andrew F. Lang writes that Caroline E. Janney’s book reveals that “Ending wars are just as difficult, contingent, and uncertain as waging wars.” Janney accomplishes this by examining freedpeoples’ diverse reactions to emancipation, how Confederates coped with defeat, and the legal, moral, and political forces that inspired Grant’s amnesty policy as well as what that policy meant for reconciliation. Lang concludes that “Janney has performed a superb task in helping us understand our greatest war and the workings of the human condition.”
Lang, Andrew F.
"Ends of War: The Unfinished Fight of Lee’s Army after Appomattox,"
Civil War Book Review: Vol. 24
Available at: https://digitalcommons.lsu.edu/cwbr/vol24/iss2/8