Insisting that politics and ideology must remain at the forefront of any examination of nineteenth-century America, Foner reasserts the centrality of the Civil War to the people of that period. The first section of this book deals with the causes of the sectional conflict; the second, with the antislavery movement; and a final group of essays treats land and labor after the war. Taken together, Foners essays work towards reintegrating the social, political, and intellectual history of the nineteenth century.
- Publication Date:
- 28 / 05 / 1981