Why the Civil War Came
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This text is a collection of essays from some of the most prominent American historians discussing the various reasons why the Civil War came about, and also addressing whether or not the war was inevitable. It is intended for general readers with an interest in the Civil War and its causes, and students of American history.
Paperback, 272 pages
Published May 29th 1997 by Oxford University Press, USA (first published 1996)
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Essays are of uneven quality. The ones by Summers, Freehling, and Royster were the best in the book.
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Gabor S. Boritt was the Robert Fluhrer Professor of Civil War Studies and Director of the Civil War Institute at Gettysburg College.
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