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America Aflame How the Civil War Created a Nation

ISBN-10: 160819390X

ISBN-13: 9781608193905

Edition: 2013

Authors: David Goldfield

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In this spellbinding history, David Goldfield offers the first major new interpretation of the Civil War era since James M. McPherson’sBattle Cry of Freedom. Where other scholars have seen the conflict as a triumph of freedom, Goldfield paints it as America’s greatest failure: a breakdown of society caused by the infusion of evangelical religion into the world of politics.The price of that failure was horrific, but the carnage accomplished what statesmen could not: It made the United States one nation and eliminated the divisive force of slavery. The victorious North moved ahead, a land of innovation and industry. Religion was supplanted by a gospel of economic and scientific progress, and the South was left behind. The "fiery trial" of war transformed our country—a conflagration captured in vivid detail inAmerica Aflame.
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Book details

List price: $20.00
Copyright year: 2013
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
Publication date: 9/4/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 640
Size: 6.22" wide x 9.32" long x 1.64" tall
Weight: 1.562
Language: English

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
One Nation, Indivisible
The Age of Reason
Aspirations
A Golden Moment
The Golden Spike
Political Science
Let It Be
Centennial
Acknowledgments
Notes
Bibliography
Index