Politics and Ideology in the Age of the Civil War / Edition 1 by Eric Foner | 9780195029260 | Paperback | Barnes & Noble
Politics and Ideology in the Age of the Civil War / Edition 1

Politics and Ideology in the Age of the Civil War / Edition 1

by Eric Foner
     
 

ISBN-10: 0195029267

ISBN-13: 9780195029260

Pub. Date: 05/28/1981

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

Insisting that politics and ideology must remain at the forefront of any examination of nineteenth-century America, Foner reasserts the centrality of the Civil War to the people of that period. The first section of this book deals with the causes of the sectional conflict; the second, with the antislavery movement; and a final group of essays treats land and labor

Overview

Insisting that politics and ideology must remain at the forefront of any examination of nineteenth-century America, Foner reasserts the centrality of the Civil War to the people of that period. The first section of this book deals with the causes of the sectional conflict; the second, with the antislavery movement; and a final group of essays treats land and labor after the war. Taken together, Foner's essays work towards reintegrating the social, political, and intellectual history of the nineteenth century.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780195029260
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
05/28/1981
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
5.31(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.51(d)

Table of Contents

IIntroduction3
Origins of the Civil War
IIThe Causes of the American Civil War: Recent Interpretations and New Directions15
IIIPolitics, Ideology, and the Origins of the American Civil War34
Ambiguities of Anti-Slavery
IVAbolitionism and the Labor Movement in Ante-bellum America57
VRacial Attitudes of the New York Free Soilers77
Land and Labor After the Civil War
VIReconstruction and the Crisis of Free Labor97
VIIThaddeus Stevens, Confiscation, and Reconstruction128
VIIIClass, Ethnicity, and Radicalism in the Gilded Age: The Land League and Irish-America150
Notes201
Acknowledgments241
Index243

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