Rethinking National Security

A total rethinking of our expansive concept of national security, ...


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Southern Economy

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A House Dividing

American History Civil War

Soon after Appomattox, historians began debating the causes of the American Civil War. Why had North and South grown apart? Had it been all about slavery as a moral question? Or were less visible economic interests at work? Perhaps two distinct cultures had finally produced irreconcilable differences. The debates continue to this day, but nowhere is the reader likely to find a more brilliant and succinct analysis than in David Potter’s account of the major events that led to war.

Tags:  Civil War - Sectionalism - Wilmot Proviso - Southern economy - slavery - abolitionism - Whigs - Republicans - Democrats

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