- Paperback: 328 pages
- Publisher: D C Heath & Co; First Edition edition (August 1978)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0669011525
- ISBN-13: 978-0669011524
- Product Dimensions: 0.5 x 6.2 x 10 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.1 pounds
- Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars See all reviews (1 customer review)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,905,997 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Liberty and Union Paperback – August, 1978
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Professor Donald's main thesis is that as trying as the Civil War experience was the results of that clarifying act, with the usual fits and starts, allowed for a more normal democratic discourse and placed the military option for the resolution of political problems in the shade. In defense of that argument he does a more than adequate analysis of the political, social and economic trends in the North South and critically the West that prefigured the crisis of 1860 when all hell broke loose. Of decisive importance was the fate of slavery in the territories that wee critical to creating a national state but also to the survival of slavery. The resolution, or rather lack of resolution of that issue acted as the catalyst to break the sections apart.Read more ›