What Caused the Civil War?: Reflections on the South and Southern History Edward L. Ayers

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What Caused the Civil War?: Reflections on the South and Southern History  by  Edward L. Ayers

What Caused the Civil War?: Reflections on the South and Southern History by Edward L. Ayers
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The Southern past has proven to be fertile ground for great works of history. Peculiarities of tragic proportions—a system of slavery flourishing in a land of freedom, secession and Civil War tearing at a federal Union, deep poverty persisting in aMoreThe Southern past has proven to be fertile ground for great works of history. Peculiarities of tragic proportions—a system of slavery flourishing in a land of freedom, secession and Civil War tearing at a federal Union, deep poverty persisting in a nation of fast-paced development—have fed the imaginations of some of our most accomplished historians.Foremost in their ranks today is Edward L.

Ayers, author of the award-winning and ongoing study of the Civil War in the heart of America, the Valley of the Shadow Project. In wide-ranging essays on the Civil War, the New South, and the twentieth-century South, Ayers turns over the rich soil of Southern life to explore the sources of the nations and his own history.

The title essay, original here, distills his vast research and offers a fresh perspective on the nations central historical event.



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