The Union War

The Union War

by Gary W. Gallagher

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The Union War by Gary W. Gallagher

Today, many believe the Civil War was fought over slavery. This view satisfies our contemporary sense of justice, but as Gallagher's searing revisionist history shows, it is an anachronistic judgment. Northern citizen-soldiers fought the war to preserve the Union. Emancipation was secondary to the war’s primary goal of safeguarding the republic.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780674060968
Publisher: Harvard University Press
Publication date: 08/04/2011
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 256
Sales rank: 986,215
File size: 541 KB

About the Author

Gary W. Gallagher is John L. Nau III Professor of History at the University of Virginia.

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