The Inner Civil War: Northern Intellectuals and the Crisis of the Union / Edition 1

The Inner Civil War: Northern Intellectuals and the Crisis of the Union / Edition 1

by George M. Fredrickson
     
 

ISBN-10: 0252062744

ISBN-13: 9780252062742

Pub. Date: 03/28/1993

Publisher: University of Illinois Press

'The Inner Civil War', first published more than twenty-five years ago, is a classic that has influenced historians' views of the Civil War and American intellectual change in the nineteenth century. This edition includes a new preface in which the author demonstrates the continuing relevance of the work and updates its interpretations.  See more details below

Overview

'The Inner Civil War', first published more than twenty-five years ago, is a classic that has influenced historians' views of the Civil War and American intellectual change in the nineteenth century. This edition includes a new preface in which the author demonstrates the continuing relevance of the work and updates its interpretations.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780252062742
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
Publication date:
03/28/1993
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
296
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.25(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

Preface to the 1993 Edition
Preface to the First Edition
Prologue
Pt. IRoles and Rehearsals: The 1850s
1Prophets of Perfection7
2Conservatives in a Radical Age23
3The Impending Crisis36
Pt. IIThe War as Idea and Experience, 1860-65
4Secession, Rebellion, and Ideology53
5The Spirit of '6165
6"This Cruel War": The Individual Response to Suffering79
7The Sanitary Elite: The Organized Response to Suffering98
8The Meaning of Emancipation113
9The Doctrine of Loyalty130
10The Martyr and His Friends151
11The Strenuous Life166
Pt. IIIThe Legacy
12The Twilight of Humanitarianism183
13Science and the New Intellectuals199
14The Moral Equivalent of War217
Notes239
Index269

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