Few historical events have inspired such a vast and varied historical literature. A lovely, fresh, clean, tight very good plus copy - the text supported by numerous photographic reproductions. It had not always been so: up to the end of the eighteenth century, tobacco and rice had been the main non-food crops produced by slave labour in the South, while cotton played only a very minor role. If it is an over-simplification to say that the conflict converted the Union into a nation, it was certainly a giant step in that continuing process. Please note, cover images are illustrative only, and the actual book cover and edition can vary. In contrast, towns, and certainly cities, were few and far between in the South even by the 1840s and 1850s, and large areas remained wilderness. Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine.
By the eve of the Civil War, the original 13 states of the Union had grown to 33. Overall, the Civil War was more successful in what it preserved — the union of the states — than in what it created or might have created, in the shape of a racially just society. Although the United States was still predominantly a nation of farms, villages and small towns, the cities of the North were growing rapidly and were attracting rural Americans as well as immigrants from Europe. In order to open up the enormous regions of the Mississippi Valley and beyond to settlement, it was first necessary to drive out the original inhabitants, the American Indians, and this was achieved through a series of ruthless and cruel expropriations. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram.
All books are pre-owned and will have been read by someone else before you. About this Item: Tempus Publishing, Limited, 2000. The families and neighbors of a fledgling superpower were pitted against each other in a war concerned with the most fundamental of human motivations: freedom, identity, and nation. Used book, clean, bright and tight. The Divided Union is an account of five of the most dramatic and tragic years in the history of the U. Natural obstacles were being overcome and traditional routes superseded. This book is the product of a collaboration between a maker of television documentaries and a professional historian.
We carry a wide selection of titles in The Arts, Theology, History, Politics, Social and Physical Sciences. While great leaders like Abraham Lincoln and Ulysses S Grant found their moment, millions of ordinary Americans suffered terribly and more were killed than during the First and Second World Wars combined. When war eventually came, the North had a numerical advantage of well over two to one — 22 million to nine million — and of those nine million in the South, almost four million were black slaves, so the effective advantage was more like almost four to one. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. The victory of the North determined the indivisibility of the Union and ensured its development as a nation, yet deep scars remained, and the ideals outlined by Lincoln in the Gettysburg Address failed to become a blueprint for the modern U.
This is an accessible and compelling account both of the conflict itself and of its wider implications. Bookseller: , Ohio, United States Topsfield, Massachusetts: Salem House Publishers, 1987. The number of free states was swollen by the admission of Vermont in 1791, Ohio in 1803, Indiana in 1816 and Illinois in 1818. Its deficiencies, and any surviving errors, can be laid at the door of the authors. Illustrated with over 200 pictures in color and black and white and with 5 maps, this book is a lively and penetrating acount of a war. In addition, improved transportation was creating a national market. A copy that has been read, but remains in excellent condition.
The impact of such changes was enormous, not only in narrow economic terms but also in their social and political effects. Within United Kingdom About this Item: Penguin Books Ltd 1988-10-17, 1988. The outcome of the war settled once and for all the indivisibility of the United States, and disposed of secession as a credible weapon in the hands of the discontented. Within United Kingdom About this Item: Viking, London, 1987. A lively and penetrating account of the Civil War. Bottom corner of ffep is creased. In their collaboration on this book, they have accumulated massive debts to the published work of a large number of distinguished Civil War historians, and to the personal advice of many of them.
All orders are dispatched as swiftly as possible! Chicago barely existed in 1830, yet 30 years later it had 100,000 inhabitants and was playing host to the Republican Party Convention that nominated Abraham Lincoln for president. Similarly significant was the way in which the population of the Northern states had topped that of the Southern ones. About this Item: Tempus, 1999. Grant found their moment, millions of ordinary Americans suffered terribly, and more were killed than during the First and Second World Wars combined. In sheer numbers of people, technological innovation, commercial expansion and industrial productivity, the North was forging ahead, and much of the South felt left out or at least deprived of what they considered a fair share of the increased rewards. Between the Revolution and the Civil War, the American Union had its bouts of fragility and insecurity, with frequent fears of division and threats of secession.
Most of the new ones were located west of the Allegheny—Appalachian mountain chain. Paradoxically, the country that had sprung from a revolution which proclaimed that all men are created equal had, by the mid-nineteenth century, become the largest slave-owning nation in the world. Since each state, no matter what its size, had equal representation in the Senate, the more prestigious of the two legislative chambers that comprised Congress, a united South could effectively block or at least delay legislation from the lower House of Representatives, where representation was based on population. Viewed in this context, The American Civil War was clearly one of the great world events of modern history. The book's main strength is its illustrations, which are numerous and handsome. From a mere 9,000 bales a year in 1790, output soared to almost five million bales by the eve of the Civil War, helped by a near insatiable appetite for cotton from the expanding textile industries not only of New England but also of old England and Europe in general, where improvements to existing machinery were speeding up the manufacture of cotton thread and hence reducing its cost.
Missouri had been carved out of the huge area acquired in the Louisiana Purchase of 1803 and it straddled what had hitherto been the ad hoc dividing line between slave and free states. While treating the war in an accessi ble, easily read and understood man ner, they maintain an objectivity which is rare in Civil War histories. From United Kingdom to U. Living costs were dropping dramatically — wholesale prices, for instance, declined by 40 per cent during the four decades leading up to the Civil War. The outcome of the Civil War had huge significance not only for America but for the wider world. In this titanic struggle, popular commitment to the cause was vitally important, and morale on both the battlefront and the home front could be decisive.