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    DescriptionNo series of events has had a more dramatic impact on the course of American history than the Civil War and the emancipation of four million black slaves. In this book Professor Roger Ransom examines the economic and political factors that led to the attempt by Southerners to dissolve the Union in 1860, and the equally determined effort of Northerners to preserve it. Drawing on recent research in economic, political, and social history, Ransom argues that the system of capitalist slavery in the South not only 'caused' the Civil War by producing tensions that could not be resolved by compromise; it also played a crucial role in the outcome of that War by crippling the southern war effort at the same time that emancipation became a unifying issue for the North.


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    Title
    Conflict and Compromise
    Subtitle
    The Political Economy of Slavery, Emancipation and the American Civil War
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Roger L. Ransom
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 336
    Width: 152 mm
    Height: 228 mm
    Thickness: 19 mm
    Weight: 500 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780521311670
    ISBN 10: 0521311675
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25540
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1KBB
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC subject category V2: HBLL
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.2
    BIC E4L: HIS
    BIC time period qualifier V2: 3JH
    BIC subject category V2: HBJK
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 01
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 01
    Libri: I-HP
    B&T General Subject: 180
    Ingram Theme: CULT/ITALY
    Ingram Subject Code: HP
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/ANCIEN
    BIC subject category V2: HBWJ
    BISAC V2.8: HIS002020
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    B&T Approval Code: A16320000
    B&T Merchandise Category: UP
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    BISAC V2.8: BUS023000, HIS036040
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    DC21: 973.71
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    DC22: 937.7112
    LC classification: E441 .R3 1989
    LC subject heading:
    DC22: 937.7/112
    Thema V1.0: NHWR3, NHWR, NHK
    Edition
    3
    Edition statement
    New.
    Illustrations note
    32 tables, 31 line diagrams
    Publisher
    CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS
    Imprint name
    CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS
    Publication date
    11 June 2002
    Publication City/Country
    Cambridge
    Review quote
    'Skillfully drawing on recent scholarship as well as the author's own important research, Roger Ransom's Conflict and Compromise presents a solid interpreta-tion of the interplay of political, economic, and social developments in the Civil War era. Ransom deftly handles many controversial questions; his discus- sions of the institution of slavery and southern society, the impact of the war on industrialization, the consequences of emancipation, and causes of the postwar South's economic retardation are gems of historical analysis. An excellent intro-duction to the period.' William E. Gienapp, Harvard University
    Back cover copy
    No series of events has had a more dramatic impact on the course of American history than the Civil War and the emancipation of four million black slaves. In this book Professor Roger Ransom examines the economic and political factors that led to the attempt by Southerners to dissolve the union in 1860, and the equally determined effort of Northerners to preserve it.
    Table of contents
    List of tables and illustrations; Preface; 1. Historical puzzles; 2. Slavery and freedom; 3. The economics of slavery; 4. The politics of slavery; 5. The politics of compromise; 6. Slavery and the war; 7. The impact of emancipation; 8. After the war; Bibliography; Index.