Our Fiery Trial: Abraham Lincoln, John Brown, and the Civil War Era

Our Fiery Trial: Abraham Lincoln, John Brown, and the Civil War Era

Our Fiery Trial: Abraham Lincoln, John Brown, and the Civil War Era

Our Fiery Trial: Abraham Lincoln, John Brown, and the Civil War Era

Synopsis

In this collection of ten interrelated essays, Stephen B. Oates focuses on the American Civil War era and several of its leading figures. While arguing 'the need for unflinching realism and a humanistic approach in the study of the past, ' Oates critically examines alternative interpretive practices, particularly those serving polemical, political, or mythical standards.
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