The Imperiled Union

The Imperiled Union : Essays on the Background of the Civil War

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A collection of essays by a master historian. Amongst the subjects that Stampp tackles are the inevitability of the Civil War and the truth about why the confederacy actually died. The other essays are a mix of historiography and analysis of issues including Lincoln's role in reinforcing Fort Sumter, the impact of psychology in trading slaves, and the role of racism in the Republican Party.
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  • Paperback | 336 pages
  • 136.1 x 203.5 x 16.8mm | 308.54g
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0195029917
  • 9780195029918

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"Excellent all around. . . . truly a superb work."-Eric Tscheschlok, Florida Atlantic University "It is difficult to believe that any subsequent historian will improve upon Stampp's masterful review of these controversial and conflicting theories of Civil War causation."-David Herbert Donald, The New Republic "Exceptionally good reading."-Reviews in American History
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