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The American Civil War / Edition 1
     

The American Civil War / Edition 1

by Adam Smith
 

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ISBN-10: 0333790545

ISBN-13: 9780333790540

Pub. Date: 04/28/2007

Publisher: Macmillan Education UK

The American Civil War was by far the bloodiest conflict in American history. Arising out of a political crisis over the expansion of slavery, the war set the stage for the emergence of the modern American nation-state. This new interpretation of one of the most mythologized events in modern history combines narrative with analysis and an up-to-date assessment of the

Overview

The American Civil War was by far the bloodiest conflict in American history. Arising out of a political crisis over the expansion of slavery, the war set the stage for the emergence of the modern American nation-state. This new interpretation of one of the most mythologized events in modern history combines narrative with analysis and an up-to-date assessment of the state of Civil War scholarship.

The American Civil War:
- emphasizes the importance of Northern public opinion in shaping the meaning and outcome of the crisis
- argues that the war exposed deep social and political divisions within, as well as between, North and South
- explores the experiences of ordinary soldiers and civilians, and the political and cultural context in which they lived
- sets this distinctively American crisis over slavery and nationhood in the wider context of the nineteenth-century world.

Concise and authoritative, this is an indispensable introduction to a critical period in modern American history.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780333790540
Publisher:
Macmillan Education UK
Publication date:
04/28/2007
Series:
American History in Depth Series
Edition description:
2007
Pages:
304
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.02(d)

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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