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Book:The union war / Gary W. Gallagher.:2012.:First Harvard University Press paperback edition. Book The union war / Gary W. Gallagher.
The union war / Gary W. Gallagher.
Author: Gallagher, Gary W
Publication year: 2012.
Language: English
Call Number E458 .G34 2012
Media class: Book
Edition: First Harvard University Press paperback edition.
Publisher: Cambridge, Massachusetts : Harvard University Press
ISBN: 9780674066083 0674066081
Extent: 215 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
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Description:
"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"--Publisher description.
The grand review -- Union -- Emancipation -- The armies -- Affirmation.

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