The debate on the American Civil War era

By Hugh Tulloch

The debate on the American Civil War era

Book Information

  • Format: Paperback
  • ISBN: 978-0-7190-4938-5
  • Pages: 272
  • Publisher: Manchester University Press
  • Price: £15.99
  • Published Date: December 1999
  • BIC Category: American Civil War, Humanities / History, HISTORY / General, History, History, Modern History
  • Series: Issues in Historiography


This study is the first to critically survey the changing and highly controversial historical literature surrounding the American Civil War era, from contemporary interpretations up to the present.. The book analyses both historians attitudes and assumptions and suggests that each writer's perspective was partly determined by the dictates of time and place.. The author engages with all aspects of the Civil War era; social, cultural and economic as well as its political dimensions.. Aimed at sixth form colleges and university students.


1. Introduction
2. Chronology
3. Slavery
4. Abolitionism
5. The Causes of the Civil War
6. Why the North Won the Civil War
7. Reconstruction
8. Notes
9. Bibliography


Hugh Tulloch is Senior Lecturer in U.S. History at the University of Bristol

Newsletter Sign Up

Manchester University Press

Your cart is empty.

Select your shipping destination to estimate postage costs

(Based on standard shipping costs)

Final cost calculated on checkout
Promotional codes can be added on Checkout