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The Resource America aflame : how the Civil War created a nation, David Goldfield

America aflame : how the Civil War created a nation, David Goldfield

Label
America aflame : how the Civil War created a nation
Title
America aflame
Title remainder
how the Civil War created a nation
Statement of responsibility
David Goldfield
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In this history, the author offers a new interpretation of the Civil War era since James M. McPherson's "Battle Cry of Freedom." Where past scholars have limned the war as a triumph of freedom, this author sees it as America's greatest failure: the result of a breakdown caused by the infusion of evangelical religion into the public sphere. As the Second Great Awakening surged through America, political questions became matters of good and evil to be fought to the death. The price of that failure was horrific, but the carnage accomplished what statesmen could not
Summary
A narrative history of the Civil War era argues that the conflict occurred as a result of a breakdown induced by the infusion of evangelical religion into the public sphere, causing citizens to regard political differences as matters of good and evil to be fought at any cost
Writing style
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
383777
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1944-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Goldfield, David R.
Dewey number
973.7/11
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
E468.9
LC item number
.G685 2011
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
NLM call number
973.711 G618a
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • American Civil War (1861-1865)
  • United States
  • United States
  • United States
  • United States
  • United States
  • National characteristics, American
  • Influence (Literary, artistic, etc.)
  • Military campaigns
  • National characteristics, American
  • Religious aspects of war
  • Social aspects
  • War
  • United States
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
how the Civil War created a nation
Label
America aflame : how the Civil War created a nation, David Goldfield
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 591-615) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
A nation reborn -- Crusades -- Empire -- Revolutions -- Railroaded -- Blood on the Plains -- Revival -- The boatman -- The tug comes -- Just causes -- Shiloh awakening -- Born in a day -- Blood and transcendence -- A new nation -- War is cruelty -- One nation, indivisible -- The age of reason -- Aspirations -- A golden moment -- The golden spike -- Political science -- Let it be -- Centennial
Control code
ocn639161278
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First U.S. edition.
Extent
632 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781608193905
Lccn
2010025241
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
40019184273
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
(OCoLC)639161278
Label
America aflame : how the Civil War created a nation, David Goldfield
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 591-615) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
A nation reborn -- Crusades -- Empire -- Revolutions -- Railroaded -- Blood on the Plains -- Revival -- The boatman -- The tug comes -- Just causes -- Shiloh awakening -- Born in a day -- Blood and transcendence -- A new nation -- War is cruelty -- One nation, indivisible -- The age of reason -- Aspirations -- A golden moment -- The golden spike -- Political science -- Let it be -- Centennial
Control code
ocn639161278
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First U.S. edition.
Extent
632 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781608193905
Lccn
2010025241
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
40019184273
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
(OCoLC)639161278

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