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A spouse to the Civil struggle and Reconstruction addresses the foremost themes and issues of the Civil battle period, with 23 unique essays through most sensible students within the field.An authoritative quantity that surveys the historical past and historiography of the U.S. Civil struggle and ReconstructionAnalyzes the most important resources and the main influential books and articles within the fieldIncludes discussions on scholarly advances in U.S. Civil battle heritage.

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New York: Charles Scribner’s Sons. Holt, Michael F. (1978) The Political Crisis of the 1850s. New York: Wiley. Kierner, Cynthia (1998) Beyond the Household: Women’s Place in the Early South, 1700–1835. Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press. Litwack, Leon F. (1979) Been in the Storm So Long: The Aftermath of Slavery. New York: Alfred A. Knopf. 22 lacy k. ford McCurry, Stephanie (1995) Masters of Small Worlds: Yeoman Households, Gender Relations, and the Political Culture of the Antebellum South Carolina Low Country.

Egerton 1806 – at a time when his popularity was at its peak – that would have excluded slavery from Washington City drew Miller’s fire. “Had the president exerted himself on this issue,” Miller wrote, “he might have spared the country the spectacle of a slavemarket in the shadow of the Capitol and gangs of manacled slaves being driven through the streets of the nation’s capital” (Miller 1977: 132). It was certainly not the case that Jefferson favored the internal slave trade. Rather, as Joseph J.

Thus, since Potter penned his interpretation, the historiography on the Civil War and Reconstruction has grown more diverse and inclusive in a variety of ways, as this Companion details, especially in exploring the depths (and shallows) of the “new birth of freedom” that emancipation and Union victory gave the nation, a gift that redeemed the sacrifice, if anything could. At the same time, little in this explosion of fine scholarship directly contradicts Potter’s conclusion that the success of Lincoln and the Union cause “vindicated government of the people, for the people, and by the people” and “proved that democracy, with all its weaknesses, can withstand the shocks of war” (Potter 1968: 298).

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