WorldCat Linked Data Explorer

http://worldcat.org/entity/work/id/501581539

America aflame : how the Civil War created a nation /

A history of the American Civil War and Reconstruction, arguing that the war was brought about by the introduction of evangelical religion to the public arena, but had the positive effect of making the country one nation while at the same time eliminating slavery.

Open All Close All

http://schema.org/description

  • "A history of the American Civil War and Reconstruction, arguing that the war was brought about by the introduction of evangelical religion to the public arena, but had the positive effect of making the country one nation while at the same time eliminating slavery."@en
  • "In this history, the author offers a new interpretation of the Civil War era since James M. McPherson's "Battle Cry of Freedom." Where past scholars have limned the war as a triumph of freedom, this author sees it as America's greatest failure: the result of a breakdown caused by the infusion of evangelical religion into the public sphere. As the Second Great Awakening surged through America, political questions became matters of good and evil to be fought to the death. The price of that failure was horrific, but the carnage accomplished what statesmen could not."
  • "A narrative history of the Civil War era argues that the conflict occurred as a result of a breakdown induced by the infusion of evangelical religion into the public sphere, causing citizens to regard political differences as matters of good and evil to be fought at any cost."@en

http://schema.org/genre

  • "History"
  • "History"@en
  • "Electronic books."
  • "History."
  • "History."@en

http://schema.org/name

  • "America aflame : how the Civil War created a nation /"@en
  • "America aflame : how the Civil War created a nation /"
  • "America aflame How the Civil War created a nation"
  • "America aflame how the Civil War created a nation /"