Why the Civil War came / edited by Gabor S. Boritt ; essays by David W. Blight ... [et al.]

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Subjects: United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Causes
Formats: Print
Material Type: Books
Language: English
Audience: Unspecified
Published: New York : Oxford University Press, 1996
Series: Gettysburg Civil War Institute books
LC Classification: E
Physical Description: xvii, 253 p. ; 22 cm
Table of Contents: Introduction
1. "And the War Came"? Abraham Lincoln and the Question of Individual Responsibility / Gabor S. Boritt 3
2. "Little Women" Who Helped Make This Great War / Glenna Matthews 31
3. They Knew What Time It Was: African-Americans / David W. Blight 51
4. The Crisis of American Democracy: The Political System and the Coming of the Civil War / William E. Gienapp 79
5. The Divided South, Democracy's Limitations, and the Causes of the Peculiarly North American Civil War / William W. Freehling 125
6. "Freedom and Law Must Die Ere They Sever": The North / Mark Wahlgren Summers 177
7. Fort Sumter: At Last the War / Charles Royster 201
Notes 217
For Further Reading: A Bibliography 239
Contributors 254
Additional Authors: Boritt, G. S., 1940-
Blight, David W
Notes: LCCN: 95009474
ISBN: 0195079418
Includes bibliographical references (p. [239]-253)
Contents: "And the war came"? Abraham Lincoln and the question of individual responsibility / Gabor S. Boritt -- "Little women" who helped make this great war / Glenna Matthews -- They knew what time it was : African-Americans / David W. Blight -- The crisis of American democracy : the political system and the coming of the Civil War / William E. Gienapp -- The divided south, democracy's limitations, and the causes of the peculiarly North American Civil War / William W. Freehling -- "Freedom and law must die ere they sever" : the North / Mark Wahlgren Summers -- Fort Sumter : at last the war / Charles Royster
OCLC Number: 32591002
ISBN/ISSN: 0195079418