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The union war, Gary W. Gallagher

Label
The union war
Title
The union war
Statement of responsibility
Gary W. Gallagher
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Even one hundred and fifty years later, we are haunted by the Civil War--by its division, its bloodshed, and its origins. Today, many believe that the war was fought over slavery. This answer satisfies our contemporary sense of justice, but as Gary Gallagher shows in this revisionist history, it is an anachronistic judgment. In a searing analysis of the Civil War North as revealed in contemporary letters, diaries, and documents, Gallagher demonstrates that what motivated the North to go to war and persist in an increasingly bloody effort was primarily preservation of the Union. Devotion to the Union bonded nineteenth-century Americans in the North and West against a slaveholding aristocracy in the South and a Europe that seemed destined for oligarchy. Northerners believed they were fighting to save the republic, and with it the world's best hope for democracy. Once we understand the centrality of union, we can in turn appreciate the force that made northern victory possible: the citizen-soldier. Gallagher reveals how the massive volunteer army of the North fought to confirm American exceptionalism by salvaging the Union. Contemporary concerns have distorted the reality of nineteenth-century Americans, who embraced emancipation primarily to punish secessionists and remove slavery as a future threat to union-goals that emerged in the process of war. As Gallagher recovers why and how the Civil War was fought, we gain a more honest understanding of why and how it was won--From book jacket
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1950-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Gallagher, Gary W.
Dewey number
973.7
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
E468
LC item number
.G349 2011
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • United States
  • United States
  • Political culture
Label
The union war, Gary W. Gallagher
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The grand review -- Union -- Emancipation -- The armies -- Affirmation
Control code
ocn676725366
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
215 pages
Isbn
9780674045620
Isbn Type
(alkaline paper)
Lccn
2010051977
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780674045620
  • (OCoLC)676725366
Label
The union war, Gary W. Gallagher
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The grand review -- Union -- Emancipation -- The armies -- Affirmation
Control code
ocn676725366
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
215 pages
Isbn
9780674045620
Isbn Type
(alkaline paper)
Lccn
2010051977
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780674045620
  • (OCoLC)676725366

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