A House Divided: Sectionalism and Civil War, 1848-1865 / Edition 1

A House Divided: Sectionalism and Civil War, 1848-1865 / Edition 1

by Richard H. Sewell
ISBN-10:
0801835321
ISBN-13:
9780801835322
Pub. Date:
02/01/1998
Publisher:
Johns Hopkins University Press
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A House Divided: Sectionalism and Civil War, 1848-1865 / Edition 1

What caused the Civil War? A House Divided presents a fresh and balanced interpretation that challenges the view of slavery as a largely artificial or symbolic issue in the conflict between two incompatible societies. This book traces the growth of bitter sectional discord in the years after 1848, when the acquisition of new American territories rekindled old controversies over the expansion of slavery. A series of compromises forestalled the crisis of secession but increasingly divided the country along slavery's lines.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780801835322
Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press
Publication date: 02/01/1998
Series: The American Moment
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 240
Sales rank: 1,178,272
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.55(d)

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