The American Civil War

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This new interpretation of the causes, course and consequences of America's greatest crisis combines a clear and compelling narrative with analysis and an up-to-date assessment of the state of Civil War scholarship. It explores the complex relationships between the local and national contexts, between the experiences of soldiers and civilians, and shows how politics and public opinion decisively shaped the meaning and outcome of the war.

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Overview

This new interpretation of the causes, course and consequences of America's greatest crisis combines a clear and compelling narrative with analysis and an up-to-date assessment of the state of Civil War scholarship. It explores the complex relationships between the local and national contexts, between the experiences of soldiers and civilians, and shows how politics and public opinion decisively shaped the meaning and outcome of the war.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780333790533
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
  • Publication date: 4/1/2007
  • Series: American History in Depth Series
  • Pages: 300
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.81 (d)

Meet the Author

ADAM I. P. SMITH is Lecturer in American History at University College London, UK. He is the author of No Party Now: Politics in the Civil War North.

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Table of Contents

List of Maps
• Abbreviations
• Key Dates in the Civil War
• Preface
• Slavery and the American Republic
• Political Crisis and the Resort to War
• The Failure of Limited War
• Emancipation and Hard War
• Citizen Soldiers
• The Ordeal of the Confederate Republic
• The Last Best Hope of Earth
• The Magic Word, 'Freedom'
• Notes
• Guide to Further Reading
• Index

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