The American Civil War

The American Civil War

Non-Fiction, History & Politics, Military History, Pre-WWI
Paperback Published on: 25/01/2007
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Synopsis

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.

  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
  • ISBN: 9780333790540
  • Number of pages: 304
  • Weight: 384g
  • Dimensions: 235 x 155 mm

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