Why the North Won the Civil War

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Henry Steele Commager, David Herbert Donald
Simon and Schuster, Nov 5, 1996 - History - 127 pages
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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.
  

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God and the Strongest Battalions The Military Leadership of North and South Northern Diplomacy and European Neutrality Died of Democracy Jefferson Davis and the Political Factors in the Confederate --great arguments for students to interpret Read full review

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God and the Strongest Battalions The Military Leadership of North and South Northern Diplomacy and European Neutrality Died of Democracy Jefferson Davis and the Political Factors in the Confederate --great arguments for students to interpret Read full review

Contents

Foreword
7
God and the Strongest Battalions
21
The Military Leadership of North and South
38
Northern Diplomacy and European Neutrality
58
Died of Democracy
81
For Further Reading
115
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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.

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