In these compelling essays, six of America's most distinguished historians explore the crucial factors that contributed to the collapse of the ...Show synopsisIn these compelling essays, six of America's most distinguished historians explore the crucial factors that contributed to the collapse of the Confederacy. The editor is the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Lincoln.Hide synopsis
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This book gives a number of assessments by leading historians relating to why the northern states won the American Civil War. As a British reader I was particularly looking for a quick way to understanding the American Civil War without spending a fortune on the multitude of books on the subject. I have seen many TV programs and read many books; but I find the subject as 'clear as mud'. Each of the historians gives a very interesting account of the war; but after reading them all, I was still unclear what they were all fighting about. I am coming to the conclusion that no American historian will write an accurate account of the American Civil War until Americans come to terms with racial predjudice in todays society.
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