Civil War America: Making a Nation, 1848-1877

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Longman, 2003 - 382 pages

The American Civil War was without doubt the defining event in the history of the United States. This up-to-date analyisis of a critical period goes beyond the origins, course and consequences of the Civil War to bring in other important themes such as racial conflict, gender relations, religion, the popular memory and state formation.

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Robert Cook is a senior lecturer in History at the University of Sheffield. He is the author of a number of books on American history including Sweet Land of Liberty? The African-American Struggle for Civil Rights in the Twentieth Century (Longman)

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