I listened to it in my car over three days of short journeys. I think it provides a good overview of the War between the States which is an ongoing interest of mine.
I would have proffered less on the long term term consequences and more on the 1861-65 battles and politics. The second CD is a review of the consequences up to Dr. Martin Luther King (and beyond!); maybe this should have been a separate set of CDs to do it justice.
Nevertheless, excellent value and easy to listen to without being too 'Janet and John.