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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
Language
eng
Summary
In this history, the author offers a 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, this author 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
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1944-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Goldfield, David R.
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • National characteristics, American
  • United States
  • United States
  • United States
  • United States
Label
America aflame : how the Civil War created a nation, David Goldfield
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [591]-615) and index
Contents
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 -- One nation, indivisible -- The age of reason -- Aspirations -- A golden moment -- The golden spike -- Political science -- Let it be -- Centennial
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
1st U.S. ed.
Extent
632 p., [8] p. of plates
Isbn
9781596917026
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
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 (p. [591]-615) and index
Contents
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 -- One nation, indivisible -- The age of reason -- Aspirations -- A golden moment -- The golden spike -- Political science -- Let it be -- Centennial
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
1st U.S. ed.
Extent
632 p., [8] p. of plates
Isbn
9781596917026
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Lccn
2010025241
Other physical details
ill. (some col.)
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn639161278
  • (OCoLC)639161278

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