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In the cause of liberty : how the Civil War redefined American ideals

Author: William J Cooper, Jr.; John McCardell; American Civil War Center at Historic Tredegar.
Publisher: Baton Rouge : Louisiana State University Press, 2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Ten scholars discuss the societal impact of the Civil War conflict in terms of three Americas-- antebellum, wartime, and postbellum war nations-- and recognize the critical role in this transformative era of three groups of Americans-- white northerners, white southerners, and African Americans in the North and South)-- during this decisive period in American history. Contributors address crucial ongoing  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: William J Cooper, Jr.; John McCardell; American Civil War Center at Historic Tredegar.
ISBN: 9780807134443 0807134449 9780807143636 0807143634
OCLC Number: 276995404
Notes: "Published in conjunction with The American Civil War Center at HistoricTredegar."
Description: viii, 195 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: The Civil War and the transformation of America / James M. McPherson --
Slaveholding nation, slaveholding civilization / Christa Dierksheide and Peter S. Onuf --
Why did southerners secede? / Sean Wilentz --
"A party man who did not believe in any man who was not" Abraham Lincoln, the Republican party, and the Union / Richard Carwardine --
Rebels and patriots in the Confederate "revolution" / George C. Rable --
Wartime nationalism and race comparing the visions of Confederate, black Union, and white Union soldiers / Chandra Manning --
Emancipation without slavery remembering the Union victory / Nina Silber --
Redeeming a failed revolution Confederate memory / W. Fitzhugh Brundage --
Traced by blood African Americans and the legacies of the Civil War / David W. Blight.
Responsibility: edited by William J. Cooper, Jr., and John M. McCardell, Jr.

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Ten scholars discuss the societal impact of the Civil War conflict in terms of three Americas-- antebellum, wartime, and postbellum war nations-- and recognize the critical role in this transformative era of three groups of Americans-- white northerners, white southerners, and African Americans in the North and South)-- during this decisive period in American history. Contributors address crucial ongoing controversies at the epicenter of the cultural, political, and intellectual history.

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