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Nations, markets, and war : modern history and the American Civil War

Author: Nicholas Greenwood Onuf; Peter S Onuf
Publisher: Charlottesville : University of Virginia Press, 2006.
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In this provocative interdisciplinary study, Nicholas and Peter Onuf argue that the American Civil War was the first great war between modern nations, emerging from the wreckage of a federal union that was supposed to secure perpetual peace. Situating conceptions of nationhood and war in the broader context of modern history, the authors draw attention to overlooked aspects of liberal thought that stand in tension  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Case studies
History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Nicholas Greenwood Onuf; Peter S Onuf
ISBN: 0813925029 9780813925028
OCLC Number: 60776685
Description: xii, 362 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: The limits of history --
Liberal society --
Civilized nations --
Moral persons --
Nation making --
Adam Smith, moral historian --
National destinies --
War and peace in the New World --
The North and the nation --
The South and the nation.
Responsibility: Nicholas Onuf and Peter Onuf.
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