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Uncle Tom's Cabin.

It was written by Harriet Beecher Stowe as her protest against the Fugitive Slave Act. When Lincoln met her, he said "So you're the little lady who started this big war."

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In fiction, it was Margaret Mitchell of 'Gone with the Wind' who had grown up surrounded by many aunts and great-aunts who remembered the war in Atlanta. She then more-or-less repeated all their anecdotes to the publishers, who had to sort them out into a coherent narrative. The characters, however, were entirely her own invention - possibly refecting her own romantic longings.

In non-fiction, the names of Bruce Catton and Shelby Foote stand out as Civil War historians in the first class.

The popularity of the war historians varies according to the popularity of various theories of what the war was about.

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One famous Civil War author is Shelby Foote, known for his comprehensive three-volume narrative history of the conflict.

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Herman Melville

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