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"American scholarship is richer for this unique exercise. More important-the great community, . . . once again sorely beset by unsettled problems of sectional rivalry and world tension, can read this book with great profit. Too few historians put their talents at the disposal of society so effectively." -American Historical Review "A brilliant, straightforward summary of t "American scholarship is richer for this unique exercise. More important-the great community, . . . once again sorely beset by unsettled problems of sectional rivalry and world tension, can read this book with great profit. Too few historians put their talents at the disposal of society so effectively." -American Historical Review "A brilliant, straightforward summary of the background of America's favorite armchair war. So deceptively simple is [Craven's] exposition that the solid worth of the book sneaks up on the reader when, having finished it, he realizes that the brief volume may be short on detail but is complete as a well-considered, authoritative statement of history." -Chicago Tribune "Never has he-or anyone else-analyzed the growing sectional conflict in more grapihc or understandable terms than in the present volume." -Civil War History The content of the book was originally delivered as part of the Walter Lynwood Fleming Lectures in Southern History. Avery O. Craven was one of our most distinguished historians of the South and taught for many years at the University of Chicago. He was the author of many books, including The Growth of Southern Nationalism, 1848-1861 (Volume VI of A History of the South), and Edmund Ruffin, Southerner.


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"American scholarship is richer for this unique exercise. More important-the great community, . . . once again sorely beset by unsettled problems of sectional rivalry and world tension, can read this book with great profit. Too few historians put their talents at the disposal of society so effectively." -American Historical Review "A brilliant, straightforward summary of t "American scholarship is richer for this unique exercise. More important-the great community, . . . once again sorely beset by unsettled problems of sectional rivalry and world tension, can read this book with great profit. Too few historians put their talents at the disposal of society so effectively." -American Historical Review "A brilliant, straightforward summary of the background of America's favorite armchair war. So deceptively simple is [Craven's] exposition that the solid worth of the book sneaks up on the reader when, having finished it, he realizes that the brief volume may be short on detail but is complete as a well-considered, authoritative statement of history." -Chicago Tribune "Never has he-or anyone else-analyzed the growing sectional conflict in more grapihc or understandable terms than in the present volume." -Civil War History The content of the book was originally delivered as part of the Walter Lynwood Fleming Lectures in Southern History. Avery O. Craven was one of our most distinguished historians of the South and taught for many years at the University of Chicago. He was the author of many books, including The Growth of Southern Nationalism, 1848-1861 (Volume VI of A History of the South), and Edmund Ruffin, Southerner.

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  1. 5 out of 5

    Fredrick Danysh

    Exaimes political, economic, and social conditions that led to the Civil War. Each region was like a seperate nation. Good foundation material to help understand why the war happened and why it was so brutal.

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