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Patriot Fires: Forging a New American Nationalism in the Civil War North (American Political Thought)

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The Civil War is often credited with giving birth to the modern American state. The demands of warfare led to the centralization of business and industry and to an unprecedented expansion of federal power. But the Civil War did more than that: as Melinda Lawson shows, it brought about a change in American national identity, redefining the relationship between the individua ...more
Paperback, 282 pages
Published November 27th 2002 by University Press of Kansas (first published November 1st 2002)
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