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The Resource America aflame : how the Civil War created a nation, David Goldfield

America aflame : how the Civil War created a nation, David Goldfield

Label
America aflame : how the Civil War created a nation
Title
America aflame
Title remainder
how the Civil War created a nation
Statement of responsibility
David Goldfield
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In this spellbinding new history, David Goldfield offers the first major 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, Goldfield sees it as America's greatest failure: the result of a breakdown caused by the infusion of evangelical religion into the public sphere. As the Second Great Awakening surged through America, political questions became matters of good and evil to be fought to the death. The price of that failure was horrific, but the carnage accomplished what statesmen could not
Summary
A narrative history of the Civil War era argues that the conflict occurred as a result of a breakdown induced by the infusion of evangelical religion into the public sphere, causing citizens to regard political differences as matters of good and evil to be fought at any cost
Writing style
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383777
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
973.7/11
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
E468.9
LC item number
.G685 2011
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
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Target audience
adult
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how the Civil War created a nation
Label
America aflame : how the Civil War created a nation, David Goldfield
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
Introduction: 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 -- Nation, indivisible -- The age of reason -- Aspirations -- A golden moment -- The golden spike -- Political science -- Let it be -- Centennial
Control code
5492251
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
1st U.S. ed.
Extent
632 p., [8] p. of plates
Isbn
9781608193905
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2010025241
Other physical details
ill. (some col.)
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn639161278
  • (OCoLC)639161278
Label
America aflame : how the Civil War created a nation, David Goldfield
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
Introduction: 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 -- Nation, indivisible -- The age of reason -- Aspirations -- A golden moment -- The golden spike -- Political science -- Let it be -- Centennial
Control code
5492251
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
1st U.S. ed.
Extent
632 p., [8] p. of plates
Isbn
9781608193905
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2010025241
Other physical details
ill. (some col.)
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn639161278
  • (OCoLC)639161278

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