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Fleming, Thomas J
A disease in the public mind : a new understanding of why we fought the Civil War / Thomas Fleming
Alternate Title New understanding of why we fought the Civil War
Production, publication, distribution, manufacture, copyright New York : Da Capo Press, a member of the Perseus Books Group, [2013]
book jacket
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 3rd Floor  E459 .F55 2013    AVAILABLE
Subject United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Causes
Subject(s) Slavery -- Political aspects -- United States -- History -- 19th century
Antislavery movements -- United States -- History -- 19th century
Political culture -- United States -- History -- 19th century
Subject New England -- Relations -- Southern States
Southern States -- Relations -- New England
United States -- Politics and government -- 1815-1861
United States -- History -- 1815-1861 -- Biography
Physical Description xiv, 354 pages, 16 unnumbered pages : illustrations, map ; 25 cm
Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 321-339) and index
Contents Prologue: John Brown's raid -- Slavery comes to America -- Slavery's great foe -- and unintended friend -- The first Emancipation Proclamation -- One head turning into thirteen -- The forgotten emancipator -- Thomas Jefferson's nightmare -- New England preaches -- and almost practices -- secession -- How not to abolish slavery -- New England rediscovers the sacred Union -- Another Thomas Jefferson urges Virginia to abolish slavery -- The abolitionist who lost his faith -- Abolitionism divides and conquers itself -- Enter Old Man Eloquent -- The slave patrols -- The trouble with Texas -- Slave power paranoia -- From Uncle Tom to John Brown -- The real Uncle Tom and the unknown South he helped create -- Free soil for free (white) men -- The whole world is watching -- An ex-president tries to save the Union -- The anguish of Robert E. Lee -- The end of illusions -- The third Emancipation Proclamation -- Hunt after the captain -- Epilogue: Lincoln's visitor
Summary Fleming looks at the reasons of why the Civil War was fought

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