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The Resource Why the Civil War came, edited by Gabor S. Boritt ; essays by David W. Blight [and others]

Why the Civil War came, edited by Gabor S. Boritt ; essays by David W. Blight [and others]

Label
Why the Civil War came
Title
Why the Civil War came
Statement of responsibility
edited by Gabor S. Boritt ; essays by David W. Blight [and others]
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • Why the Civil War Came brings a talented chorus of voices together to recapture the feel of a very different time and place, helping the reader to grasp more fully the commencement of our bloodiest war. From William W. Freehling's discussion of the peculiarities of North American slavery to Charles Royster's disturbing piece on the combatants' savage readiness to fight, the contributors bring to life the climate of a country on the brink of disaster. Mark Summers, for instance, depicts the tragically jubilant first weeks of Northern recruitment, when Americans on both sides were as yet unaware of the hellish slaughter that awaited them. Glenna Matthews underscores the important war-catalyzing role played by extraordinary public women, who proved that neither side of the Mason-Dixon line was as patriarchal as is thought. David Blight reveals an African-American world that "knew what time it was," and welcomed war
  • And Gabor Boritt examines the struggle's central figure, Lincoln himself, illuminating in the years leading up to the war a blindness on the future president's part, an unwillingness to confront the looming calamity that was about to smash the nation asunder. William E. Gienapp notes perhaps the most unsettling fact about the Civil War, that democratic institutions could not resolve the slavery issue without resorting to violence on an epic scale. With gripping detail, Why the Civil War Came takes readers back to a country fraught with bitterness, confusion, and hatred - a country ripe for a war of unprecedented bloodshed - to show why democracy failed, and violence reigned
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
973.7/11
Index
no index present
LC call number
E459
LC item number
.W48 1996
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1940-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Boritt, G. S.
  • Blight, David W
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
United States
Label
Why the Civil War came, edited by Gabor S. Boritt ; essays by David W. Blight [and others]
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"Gettysburg Civil War Institute books"
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [239]-253)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • The divided south, democracy's limitations, and the causes of the peculiarly North American Civil War
  • William W. Freehling
  • "Freedom and law must die ere they sever" : the North
  • Mark Wahlgren Summers
  • Fort Sumter : at last the war
  • Charles Royster
  • "And the war came"? : Abraham Lincoln and the question of individual responsibility
  • Gabor S. Boritt
  • "Little women" who helped make this great war
  • Glenna Matthews
  • They knew what time it was : African-Americans
  • David W. Blight
  • The crisis of American democracy : the political system and the coming of the Civil War
  • William E. Gienapp
Control code
32591002
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
xvii, 253 pages
Isbn
9780195079418
Isbn Type
(acid-free paper)
Lccn
95009474
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(WaOLN)1726700
Label
Why the Civil War came, edited by Gabor S. Boritt ; essays by David W. Blight [and others]
Publication
Note
"Gettysburg Civil War Institute books"
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [239]-253)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • The divided south, democracy's limitations, and the causes of the peculiarly North American Civil War
  • William W. Freehling
  • "Freedom and law must die ere they sever" : the North
  • Mark Wahlgren Summers
  • Fort Sumter : at last the war
  • Charles Royster
  • "And the war came"? : Abraham Lincoln and the question of individual responsibility
  • Gabor S. Boritt
  • "Little women" who helped make this great war
  • Glenna Matthews
  • They knew what time it was : African-Americans
  • David W. Blight
  • The crisis of American democracy : the political system and the coming of the Civil War
  • William E. Gienapp
Control code
32591002
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
xvii, 253 pages
Isbn
9780195079418
Isbn Type
(acid-free paper)
Lccn
95009474
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(WaOLN)1726700

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