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Liberty, virtue, and progress : Northerners and their war for the Union

Author: Earl J Hess
Publisher: New York : Fordham University Press, 1997.
Series: North's Civil War, no. 3.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 2nd edView all editions and formats
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Earl Hess has constructed the first comprehensive study of its kind to deal with Northern soldiers and civilians, with intellectual and social elites and with the masses. Drawing on published and unpublished sources including letters, diaries, and memoirs, he asserts that Northerners used ideology as a tool to retain their faith in their ideas. Northern values - self-government, democracy, individualism,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Hess, Earl J.
Liberty, virtue, and progress.
New York : Fordham University Press, 1997
(OCoLC)605057464
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Earl J Hess
ISBN: 0823217981 9780823217984 082321799X 9780823217991
OCLC Number: 37001554
Description: xx, 154 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: 1. Freedom and Self-Government --
2. The Nation's Crisis --
3. Coming to Terms --
4. Liberty and War --
5. White Dissent, Black Freedom --
6. Continuity and Change.
Series Title: North's Civil War, no. 3.
Responsibility: Earl J. Hess.
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Concentrating on ideology and cultural values, this text explores the motivations that caused Northerners to fight America's Civil War. The book addresses the intellectual and social elites of  Read more...

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