The Legacy of the Civil War

The Legacy of the Civil War

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In this elegant book, the Pulitzer Prize-winning writer explores the manifold ways in which the Civil War changed the United States forever. He confronts its costs, not only human (six hundred thousand men killed) and economic (beyond reckoning) but social and psychological. He touches on popular misconceptions, including some concerning Abraham Lincoln and the issue of slavery. The war in all its facets "grows in our consciousness,"arousing complex emotions and leaving "a gallery of great human images for our contemplation."

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Product details

  • Paperback | 109 pages
  • 106.68 x 200.66 x 15.24mm | 136.08g
  • University of Nebraska Press
  • BISON BOOKS
  • Nebraska, United States
  • English
  • Reprint
  • black & white illustrations
  • 0803298013
  • 9780803298019
  • 805,805

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"Warren brings to this task his critical acuteness as a historian . .. his verbal sensitivity as a novelist, and his insight as a poet." David Donald, "New York Times Book Review"--David Donald "New York Times Book Review ""

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About Robert Penn Warren

A distinguished poet, novelist, and historian, Robert Penn Warren wrote The Legacy of the Civil War for the centennial in 1961. Introducing this edition is Howard Jones, University Research Professor and chair of the History Department at the University of Alabama. His works include Union in Peril: The Crisis over British Intervention in the Civil War, also available as a Bison Book.

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In this book, the Pulitzer Prize-winning writer explores the manifold ways in which the Civil War changed the United States forever. He confronts its costs, not only human (six hundred thousand men killed) and economic (beyond reckoning) but social and psychological. He touches on popular misconceptions, including some concerning Abraham Lincoln and the issue of slavery. The war in all its facets "grows in our consciousness", arousing complex emotions and leaving a "gallery of great human images for our contemplation".

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