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The origins of the American Civil War

By: Reid, Brian Holden

Part of the Origins of modern wars series
0582491789 / 9780582491786
Stock expected by 22/11/2019
22 cm xv, 440p.
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The American Civil War (1861-65) was the bloodiest war of the nineteenth century and its impact continues to be felt today.

It, and its origins have been studied more intensively than any other period in American history, yet it remains profoundly controversial.

Brian Holden Reid's formidable volume is a major contribution to this ongoing historical debate.

Based on a wealth of primary research, it examines every aspect of the origins of the conflict and addresses key questions such as was it an avoidable tragedy, or a necessary catharsis for a divided nation?

How far was slavery the central issue? Why should the conflict have errupted into violence and why did it not escalate into world war?


HBW Military history, HBWJ American Civil War, JW Warfare & defence

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