The Appeal to Arms, 1861-1863

The Appeal to Arms, 1861-1863

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The Appeal to Arms, 1861-1863

The Appeal to Arms, 1861-1863

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An immense literature has grown up which bears on the American Civil War, including several profound and voluminous histories of the whole period; yet neither upon the military nor the civil side of the Civil War is there available a work at once brief, compact, and impartial. This volume and its successor in the series--The Outcome of the Civil War--aim to supply this lack. Admiral Chadwick's Causes of the Civil War (American Nation, XIX.), combines with the two volumes to tell the political and military story from the first threat of hostilities to the end of the war. Professor Dunning's Reconstruction, Political and Economic (American Nation, XXII.), shows the constitutional and social results of the struggle.

The point of view of the author of the two volumes distinctively on the Civil War is that of a participant in the campaigns, and a friend of many officers on both sides, who relates the story not as a victory of the United States over a national enemy, but as a part of the history of the whole people, both North and South. Impartiality in a struggle so recent, so fundamental, and so fierce is . . .

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