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Why the Civil War Came

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ISBN-10: 0195113764

ISBN-13: 9780195113761

Edition: 1997 (Reprint)

Authors: Gabor S. Boritt

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In the early morning of April 12, 1861, Captain George S. James ordered the bombardment of Fort Sumter, beginning a war that would last four horrific years and claim a staggering number of lives. Since that fateful day, the debate over the causes of the American Civil War has never ceased. What events were instrumental in bringing it about? How did individuals and institutions function? What did Northerners and Southerners believe in the decades of strife preceding the war? What steps did they take to avoid war? Indeed, was the great armed conflict avoidable at all? Why the Civil War Came brings a talented chorus of voices together to recapture the feel of a very different time and place,…    
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List price: $19.99
Copyright year: 1997
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 5/29/1997
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 272
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.25" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.550
Language: English

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