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Upon the Altar of the Nation: A Moral History of the Civil War

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A timely reconsideration of "just war," this landmark history closely examines the moral underpinnings of the Civil War, drawing on a fascinating ... Show synopsis

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WarAndPeace

Must reading for the moralist and the enthusiast

by WarAndPeace on Sep 17, 2008

This is an outstanding book. It wrestles with the question of why the war was fought, and how attitudes on both sides evolved during the war. Its thesis, that the war was about the Union and not slavery, is not original, but it is well argued. My criticisms would be that it goes a bit too far in trying ... More

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