The Coming of the Civil War, 1837-1861
This book explores the interrelated themes of modernization and slavery, issues that created reform movements in the North, defensive sectionalism in the South, social disruption, and a general failure of political leadership. During this period the Union underwent the increasing strains of uneven social and economic development. Modernization and slavery provide the backd...more
Paperback, 181 pages
Published January 15th 1990 by Harlan Davidson
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Niven was born in Irvine, Ayrshire and read English Literature at Glasgow University, graduating in 1991 with First Class honours. He then worked for a variety of record companies over the next ten years, including London Records and Independiente. He left the music industry to write full time in 2002 and published his debut novella Music from Big Pink in 2005 (Continuum Press). The novella has be...moreMore about John J. Niven...