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America aflame : how the Civil War created a nation

by Goldfield, David R., 1944-

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In this history, the author offers a new interpretation of the Civil War era since James M. McPherson's "Battle Cry of Freedom." Where past scholars have limned the war as a triumph of freedom, this author sees it as America's greatest failure: the result of a breakdown caused by the infusion of eva... Full description


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Table of Contents:
  • A nation reborn
  • Crusades
  • Empire
  • Revolutions
  • Railroaded
  • Blood on the Plains
  • Revival
  • The boatman
  • The tug comes
  • Just causes
  • Shiloh awakening
  • Born in a day
  • Blood and transcendence
  • A new nation
  • War is cruelty
  • One nation, indivisible
  • The age of reason
  • Aspirations
  • A golden moment
  • The golden spike
  • Political science
  • Let it be
  • Centennial.