20 Good Reasons to Study the Civil War / Edition 1

20 Good Reasons to Study the Civil War / Edition 1

by John C. Waugh
     
 

ISBN-10: 1893114465

ISBN-13: 9781893114463

Pub. Date: 04/28/2004

Publisher: State House/McWhiney Foundation Press


The Civil War was a unique watershed, not only in American history but world history. Since the last gun was fired before Appomattox, it has fascinated and mesmerized us, as vivid in our imaginations as it was real in the lives of those who fought it.

There are many compelling reasons to study that epochal event in our past. Not only is it absolutely unique in

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The Civil War was a unique watershed, not only in American history but world history. Since the last gun was fired before Appomattox, it has fascinated and mesmerized us, as vivid in our imaginations as it was real in the lives of those who fought it.

There are many compelling reasons to study that epochal event in our past. Not only is it absolutely unique in history, not only a watershed that defined us as a nation, but it was a war of important firsts, a war to save the democratic form of government and the freedoms that we now enjoy. It ended slavery in our country and pioneered new ways of waging war on land and on the water.

It catapulted us into a new industrial and technological world and destroyed and made fortunes. Its politics were fascinating and crucial. It gave birth to a new journalism and an impressive body of literature and tested our faith as nothing ever has.

This book, written by a noted Civil War historian, expands on twenty important reasons why the Civil War should continue to be a central study for us all.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781893114463
Publisher:
State House/McWhiney Foundation Press
Publication date:
04/28/2004
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
96
Product dimensions:
5.40(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.40(d)
Age Range:
12 - 18 Years

Table of Contents

Contents

Foreward by Jim Lehrer                                                                                           
Introduction                                                                                                               
1. Because It Was Unique                                                                                       
2. Because It Was a Watershed in American History                                             
3. Because It Was a War of Firsts                                                                          
4. Because It Saved Republican Government                                                         
5. Because It Killed Slavery
6. Because It Originated New Ways of Waging War
7. Because It Revolutionized War on the Water
8. Because It Teaches Us Brotherhood
9. Because It Showcases Undaunting Courage
10. Because It Made Heroes
11. Because It Created a New Industrial America
12. Because It Produced Men of Fabulous Fortunes
13. Because It Was a War of Political Oddities
14. Because It Pioneered a New Journalism
15. Because It Inspired Great Literature
16. Because It Tested Our Faith
17. Because It Is Our Own Direct Tie to the Past
18. Because It Makes Us Remember
19. Because It is Great Drama
20. Because It Speaks to Us Still
How to Study It
 

 

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