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Why The Civil War Came

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In the early morning of April 12, 1861, Captain George S. James ordered the bombardment of Fort Sumter, beginning a war that would last four horrific years and claim a staggering number of lives. Since that fateful day, the debate over the causes of the American Civil War has never ceased. What events were instrumental in bringing it about? How did individuals and ...more
Hardcover, 253 pages
Published 1996 by Oxford University Press
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Really good overview of why the war came about and gives context. Definitely brought up issues that I hadn't considered before.
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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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