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Why the North Won the Civil War

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Focusing on the political, military, economic, social, and diplomatic reasons behind the Union victory, this collection presents the most complete picture of this key aspect of Civil War studies. In an essay new to this edition, Henry Steele Commager offers a historiographical overview of the collapse of the Confederacy. Richard N. Current describes the economic superiority of the North and shows how the civilian resources of the South were dissipated during the war. T. Harry Williams examines the deficiencies of the Southern military strategy and leadership. Norman A. Graebner discusses the reluctance of France and England to aid the South. David Herbert Donald, in his own essay, reports that excessive Southern emphasis on individual freedom fatally undermined military discipline. And David M. Potter suggests that a lack of political leadership in the South resulted in gross incompetence. And exclusively for this edition, the editor has written a new foreword and completely updated the bibliography to create the most comprehensive and enlightening guide to understanding this fascinating issue.

Description:

Includes bibliographical references (p. 115-122) and index.

About the Author

David Herbert Donald is the author of Lincoln, which won the prestigious Lincoln Prize and was on the New York Times bestseller list for fourteen weeks, and of Lincoln at Home. He has twice won the Pulitzer Prize, for Charles Sumner and the Coming of the Civil War, and for Look Homeward: A Life of Thomas Wolfe. He is the Charles Warren Professor of American History and of American Civilization Emeritus at Harvard University and resides in Lincoln, Massachusetts.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780684825069
Editor:
Donald, David Herbert
Publisher:
Simon & Schuster
Editor:
Donald, David Herbert
Author:
Donald, David Herbert
Location:
New York, N.Y. :
Subject:
Military - General
Subject:
History
Subject:
United states
Subject:
United States - Civil War
Subject:
Civil war, 1861-1865
Subject:
Confederate states of america
Subject:
Confederate States of America History.
Subject:
General History
Subject:
Military-General History
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1st Touchstone ed.
Edition Description:
B102
Series Volume:
11378
Publication Date:
November 1996
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
128
Dimensions:
8.44 x 5.5 in 4.13 oz

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