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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.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 336 pages
  • 136.1 x 203.5 x 16.8mm | 308.54g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • 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 Historyshow more

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