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A good.survey of America prior to and just after the Civil War. Too much emphasis on the influence of evangelicals in U.S. history. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Benedict Mondello
Absorbing and thought provoking look at both the causes of Civil War and its many implications to the nation we have become. Read morePublished 4 months ago by melipal
Unfortunately, this book loses the history part, instead focusing not on how the war built America, but spends half the length building up to the war. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Damon Edmondson
I did not get what the author was saying. A lot of useless rhetoric.Published 7 months ago by melvin koznoski
Interesting but pretty dry and very slow reading; however, content is important especially with the current Confederate Flag controversyPublished 7 months ago by Terrell ONeill
Great analysis of post war urbanization and impact on reconstruction. I am not convinced about the premise that war came about in large part by religious evangelical movementPublished 7 months ago by Brian Sullivan
May be the best single volume on the Civil War and the years that led up to it that I have read. The author's research into the events and trends of the 20 years prior to the war... Read morePublished 7 months ago by UpstateEd
I would definitely recommend this book. I really enjoyed the storytelling style for a non-fiction book. Read morePublished 12 months ago by Jeff