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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
In the early morning of April 12, 1861, Captain George S. James ordered the bombardment of Fort Sumter, beginning a war that would last four horrific years and claim a staggering number of lives. Since that fateful day, the debate over the causes of the American Civil War has never ceased. What events were instrumental in bringing it about? How did individuals and institutions function? What did Northerners and Southerners believe in the decades of strife preceding the war? What steps did they take to avoid war? Indeed, was the great armed conflict avoidable at all? Why the Civil War Came brin
Member of
Action
digitized
Cataloging source
N$T
Dewey number
973.7
Index
no index present
LC call number
E459
LC item number
.W48 1997eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • 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
  • HISTORY
  • War
  • United States
  • Amerikaanse burgeroorlog
  • Ontstaansgeschiedenis
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"--Page [ii]
  • "First published by Oxford University Press, Inc., 1996"--Title page verso
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 239-253)
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
"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 -- 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
Control code
767734189
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xvii, 253 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780199761746
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)767734189
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
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"--Page [ii]
  • "First published by Oxford University Press, Inc., 1996"--Title page verso
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 239-253)
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
"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 -- 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
Control code
767734189
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xvii, 253 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780199761746
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)767734189
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.

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