The Causes of the Civil War: The Political, Cultural, Economic and Territorial Disputes Between North and South (Paperback)Paul Calore (author)
Paperback 308 Pages / Published: 30/04/2008
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While South Carolina's preemptive strike on Fort Sumter and Lincoln's subsequent call to arms started the Civil War, South Carolina's secession and Lincoln's military actions were simply the last in a line of volatile events which began as early as 1619. Increasing moral conflicts over the issue of slavery and constant political debates regarding its existence - exacerbated by the inequities inherent between an established agricultural society and a growing industrial one - led to a fierce sectionalism which manifested itself through cultural, economic, political and territorial disputes.This volume reduces sectionalism to its most fundamental form, examining the underlying source of this antagonistic climate. From protective tariffs to the expansionist agenda, it illustrates the ways in which the foremost issues of the time influenced relations between the North and the South. State sovereignty and the interpretation of congressional and constitutional powers play major parts in this concise narrative on the antebellum politics that inadvertently nurtured the growth of sectional conflicts and contributed to the inevitability of war.
Publisher: McFarland & Co Inc
Number of pages: 308
Weight: 417 g
Dimensions: 229 x 153 x 19 mm
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