Elizabeth R. Varon - Armies of Deliverance: A New History of the Civil War

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Sunday, March 17, 2019 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm

In her comprehensive history of the American Civil War, Varon, University of Virginia professor of American history, argues that the Union was motivated to fight not only to free the slaves, but also to redeem white Southerners from the tyranny of the planter class and the slaveholding economy. This politics of deliverance helped unify the North and contributed to the Union victory, but it failed to grapple with resistance from moderate white Southerners who rejected the North’s terms and undermined Reconstruction. Interweaving military and social history, Varon offers new perspectives on the attitudes, goals, and frustrations of both sides.



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ISBN: 9780190860608
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Published: Oxford University Press, USA - March 13th, 2019

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