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Review: America Aflame: How the Civil War Created a Nation

User Review  - Caroline - Goodreads

This book is billed as a major new interpretation of the Civil War, but to be honest I'm not sure how 'new' an interpretation it really is. It focuses more heavily on the evangelical religious ... Read full review

Review: America Aflame: How the Civil War Created a Nation

User Review  - Clark Maddux - Goodreads

While this study is useful for detailing the relationship of evangelical fervor to the rhetoric of rebellion and abolition, I find myself ultimately in agreement with some of my former colleagues at ... Read full review

Review: America Aflame: How the Civil War Created a Nation

User Review  - Sean - Goodreads

"America Aflame" is a heartbreaking narrative about the Civil War, describing how a small minority of abolitionists led us down a path that led to the horrific carnage of the Civil War rather than any ... Read full review

Review: America Aflame: How the Civil War Created a Nation

User Review  - Sam Diener - Goodreads

It's not really fair for me to put a rating on this, as I couldn't get through the first section. As a pacifist and anti-racist, I wanted to like this book - which claims to be an anti-war perspective ... Read full review

Review: America Aflame: How the Civil War Created a Nation

User Review  - Renee - Goodreads

Goldfield calls the reconstruction a "preordained failure." "Given the nation's racial attitudes before, during, and after the civil war, permanent concessions to black equality were unrealistic" Page 527 Read full review

Review: America Aflame: How the Civil War Created a Nation

User Review  - Jay Perkins - Goodreads

David Goldfield argues that uncompromising evangelical rhetoric was one of the main reasons why the Civil War was not averted. His thesis is very convincing. How could either side lay down their arms ... Read full review

Review: America Aflame: How the Civil War Created a Nation

User Review  - Jay Shaw - Goodreads

This was a great book. Interesting take on religion in the Civil War. Well done! Read full review

Review: America Aflame: How the Civil War Created a Nation

User Review  - Henry Ramirez - Goodreads

Amazing account of what fueled the war both in the north and the south, and it's aftermath Telling the the history of the war, along with stories of people who lived through it-from Walt Whitman ... Read full review

Review: America Aflame: How the Civil War Created a Nation

User Review  - Rick Harrington - Goodreads

Heard it on NPR. After, of course, watching Lincoln, the movie. It started a reading jag back to US history. Well no actually, having to teach some about the development of education in the US to ... Read full review

Review: America Aflame: How the Civil War Created a Nation

User Review  - Geoff Sebesta - Goodreads

The first and best thing about this book is that it absolutely explodes the myth that the Civil War has anything to do with anything but slavery. It was about slavery, people. First, last, and always ... Read full review


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