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Emancipating slaves, enslaving free men : a history of the American Civil War

Author: Jeffrey Rogers Hummel; Frank and Virginia Williams Collection of Lincolniana (Mississippi State University. Libraries)
Publisher: Chicago : Open Court, ©1996.
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This book combines a sweeping narrative history of the Civil War with a bold new look at the war's significance for American society. Professor Hummel sees the Civil War as America's turning point: simultaneously the culmination and repudiation of the American revolution. A unique feature of the book is the bibliographical essays which follow every chapter. Here the author surveys the literature and points out where  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
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Hummel, Jeffrey Rogers.
Emancipating slaves, enslaving free men.
Chicago : Open Court, ©1996
(OCoLC)606056069
Online version:
Hummel, Jeffrey Rogers.
Emancipating slaves, enslaving free men.
Chicago : Open Court, ©1996
(OCoLC)607775513
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jeffrey Rogers Hummel; Frank and Virginia Williams Collection of Lincolniana (Mississippi State University. Libraries)
ISBN: 0812693116 9780812693119 0812693124 9780812693126
OCLC Number: 34584078
Description: xiii, 421 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Prologue: America's Crisis --
1. Slavery and States' Rights in the Early Republic --
2. The Political Economy of Slavery and Secession --
3. The Slave Power Seeks Foreign Conquest --
4. Emergence of the Republican Party --
5. The Confederate States of America --
6. Mobilizing for Conflict --
7. The Military Struggle --
8. The War to Abolish Slavery? --
9. Republican Neo-Mercantilism Versus Confederate War Socialism --
10. Dissent and Disaffection --
North and South --
11. The Ravages of Total War --
12. The Politics of Reconstruction --
13. American Society Transformed --
Epilogue: America's Turning Point.
Responsibility: Jeffrey Rogers Hummel.

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