The Causes of the Civil War: Revised Edition

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Kenneth Stampp
Simon and Schuster, 1991 - History - 255 pages
8 Reviews
Was the Civil War inevitable? What really caused it? Drawing on original sources--from Jefferson Davis to Frederick Douglass--and interpretive essays by today's most influential historians, this collection of essays gives a vivid sense of the political, economic, and cultural currents that swept the nation to war.
  

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User Review  - Nathaniel - Goodreads

An interesting collection of excerpts from primary and secondary sources related to the titular topic, organized by "category" of cause (slavery, economic sectionalism, etc.) - a sort of historical ... Read full review

Review: The Causes of the Civil War

User Review  - Megatherium - Goodreads

This is a collection of abridgements of source documents and later periodical and magazine articles, all concerning the, duh, causes of the Civil War. Stampp seemed to be focused primarily on the most ... Read full review

Contents

Introduction
13
The Slave Power and the Black Republicans
19
Russel B Nye
20
Atlantic Monthly
24
John B Alley
26
Trenton Gazette
28
Lee Benson
35
John C Calhoun
40
Pieter Geyl
167
Charles G Sellers Jr
172
Kenneth M Stampp
179
Majority Rule and Minority Rights
185
John C Calhoun
186
Richmond Semiweekly Examiner
188
Philadelphia Press
189
Chicago Tribune
190

New Orleans Daily Crescent
46
Jefferson Davis
47
Chauncey S Boucher
50
Frank L Owsley
54
Bernard DeVoto 159
57
State Rights and Nationalism
59
South Carolinas Declaration of the Causes of Secession
60
Economic Sectionalism
85
Blundering Politicians and Irresponsible Agitators
107
The Right and Wrong of Slavery
135
Jr
162
Chicago Journal
192
Columbus Ohio Gazette
193
Abraham Lincoln
194
Avery Craven
195
The Conflict of Cultures
201
Edward A Pollard
202
Daniel R Hundley
205
Chicago Tribune
208
Milwaukee Sentinel
209
Suggested Historicgraphical Readings
246
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About the author (1991)

A native of Milwaukee, Kenneth Stampp received his Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin in 1941 and then taught at the University of Arkansas and the University of Maryland. In 1945 he joined the faculty at the University of California at Berkeley, where he is currently Morrison Professor Emeritus of American History. Stampp has served as Harmsworth Professor at Oxford, Commonwealth Lecturer at the University of London, Fulbright Professor at the University of Munich, and visiting professor at Harvard University and Colgate University and Williams College. A past president of the Organization of American Historians, in 1993 he received the Lincoln Prize from the Lincoln and Soldiers Institute of Gettysburg College. Stampp touched off a revolution in the study of slavery with the publication of The Peculiar Institution (1956), which vigorously refutes the long-prevailing Dunning-Phillips interpretation and demolishes a host of myths about the master-slave relationship. His further works on the sectional conflict and its causes established him as a leading authority on that subject as well.

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