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

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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.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780252062742
  • Publisher: University of Illinois Press
  • Publication date: 3/28/1993
  • Edition description: Reprint
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 296
  • Sales rank: 1,134,395
  • 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. I Roles and Rehearsals: The 1850s
1 Prophets of Perfection 7
2 Conservatives in a Radical Age 23
3 The Impending Crisis 36
Pt. II The War as Idea and Experience, 1860-65
4 Secession, Rebellion, and Ideology 53
5 The Spirit of '61 65
6 "This Cruel War": The Individual Response to Suffering 79
7 The Sanitary Elite: The Organized Response to Suffering 98
8 The Meaning of Emancipation 113
9 The Doctrine of Loyalty 130
10 The Martyr and His Friends 151
11 The Strenuous Life 166
Pt. III The Legacy
12 The Twilight of Humanitarianism 183
13 Science and the New Intellectuals 199
14 The Moral Equivalent of War 217
Notes 239
Index 269
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