Conflict and Compromise
The Political Economy of Slavery, Emancipation and the American Civil War
By (author) Roger L. Ransom
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Conflict and Compromise by Roger L. Ransom
Book DescriptionNo series of events has had a more dramatic impact on the course of American history than the Civil War and the emancipation of four million black slaves. In this book Professor Roger Ransom examines the economic and political factors that led to the attempt by Southerners to dissolve the Union in 1860, and the equally determined effort of Northerners to preserve it. Drawing on recent research in economic, political, and social history, Ransom argues that the system of capitalist slavery in the South not only 'caused' the Civil War by producing tensions that could not be resolved by compromise; it also played a crucial role in the outcome of that War by crippling the southern war effort at the same time that emancipation became a unifying issue for the North.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521311670
(228mm x 152mm x 19mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 29-Sep-1989
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Roger L. Ransom
Confederate States of America, Paperback (November 2006)
"Provocative and compelling...[a] wild ride through Civil War history."-Library Journal
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