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The American Civil War: The story you must understand to make sense of modern America
  

The American Civil War: The story you must understand to make sense of modern America (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

By Smith, Adam

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The war in North America between 1861 and 1865 cost around three quarters of a million lives. Few societies in world history have lost a higher percentage of their military-aged men in battle than did the white South. Unsurprisingly, its scars lie deep on the American soul - espe...cially so in the former Confederacy. Yet the war's historical significance is based on more than just the scale of the violence. It is the great American story. I am large, I contain multitudes, wrote Walt Whitman, the great poet of American democracy, but the war through which he lived, nursing devastatingly injured soldiers, contains even more multitudes than him. It is a story that can be told in a million different voices; it contains heroism and cowardice, craven injustice and heart-warming redemption; above all, it is the great American story because it seems to matter so much. It was the crossroads of our being , in the words of one popular historian. One of the world's leading experts on the period, Dr Adam Smith, tells the story of a war which is vital to any understanding of the great struggles and big historical forces that have shaped the modern world. And he looks at the great issues of the war: the morality of slavery, the leadership of Abraham Lincoln, the importance of freedom. If the Civil War is the crossroads of America's being, it is also, in a different sense, one of the major crossroads over which the world has travelled in its journey to the present.
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ISBN 9781911187936
Released NZ 30 Sep 2020
Publisher Misc - United Book Distributor
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Series All you need to know
Availability
Available for pre-order, ships once internationally released 30 Sep 2020

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ISBN-13 9781911187936
Stock Release date is 30 September 2020
Status Available for pre-order, ships once internationally released 30 Sep 2020
Publisher Misc - United Book Distributor
Imprint CONNELL PUBLISHING LTD
Released 30 Sep 2020
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Author(s) By Smith, Adam
Series All you need to know
Category American History
American history: c 1800 to c 1900
Military History
Slavery & Emancipation
Civil War
Number of Pages 128
Dimensions Width: 147mm
Height: 211mm
Dewey Code 973.7
Weight Not specified - defaults to 600g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress United States - History - Civil War, 1861-1865
NBS Text Military History
ONIX Text General/trade

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