By Albert A. Nofi

A Civil struggle Treasury supplies a deeper realizing of the human facet of the battle and its extra technical facets besides. the choices are prepared in a approximately chronological order and there's a short advent to every bankruptcy which outlines the significant advancements of every yr of the struggle.

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Thus, there is no continuous narrative nor is there much logical continuity. The materials are, however, arranged in a roughly chronological fashion and there is a brief introduction to each chapter which outlines the principal political and military developments of the year in question. " In the interests of economy, references have been kept to a minimum, although they have been maintained in the original. Some of the items in A Civil War Treasury have been taken exactly as found in letters, newspapers and early books on the war.

For information, address: COMBINED BOOKS, INC.  Nofi All rights reserved. No part of this book may be reproduced or utilized in any form or by any means, electronic or mechanical, including photocopying, recording or by any information storage or retrieval system, without permission in writing from the Publisher. Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data Nofi, Albert A.  Nofi.  cm. Includes bibliographical references and index.  United StatesHistoryCivil War, 18611865Miscellanea.  Title.

The slaveholders represented wealth and status, something to which the non-slaveholders could aspire. The fact that slavery had a racial dimension enhanced the status of the impoverished white: whatever else he was, he was "free, white and twenty-one," a matter which was of considerably greater importance to the average Southerner than states' rights. This development was in direct contrast to the growing belief in Western civilization that slavery was inherently wrong. By 1840 the United States was the only major Western country in which slavery was still legal.

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