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The Union war

Author: Gary W Gallagher
Publisher: Cambridge, Massachusetts : Harvard University Press, 2011.
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Even one hundred and fifty years later, we are haunted by the Civil War, by its division, its bloodshed, and its origins. Today, many believe that the war was fought over slavery. This answer satisfies our contemporary sense of justice, but as the author shows in this revisionist history, it is an anachronistic judgment. In a searing analysis of the Civil War North as revealed in contemporary letters, diaries, and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Gary W Gallagher
ISBN: 9780674045620 0674045629
OCLC Number: 676725366
Description: 215 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: The grand review --
Union --
Emancipation --
The armies --
Affirmation.
Responsibility: Gary W. Gallagher.

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Brimming with insights, eloquent in argument, and filled with new evidence from the men who fought for the Union, this revisionist history will cause readers to rethink many of the now-standard Civil Read more...

 
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