Generations - The Civil War Cycle Summary & Analysis

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The Civil War Cycle was unique in that it had only three generations, skipping the Civic and thus having two recessive cohort groups in a row, and experiencing two social moments, the Transcendental Awakening (1822-1837) and the secular crisis of the Civil War (1857-1865).

1. Transcendental Awakening (1822-1837): This was a period of renewed interest in and excitement about religion and social progress. It spawned abolitionist organizations and introduction of new religions, and the beginnings of organized labor groups.

2. Civil War Crisis (1857-1865): Beginning with the Dred Scott Case, this secular crisis lasted until the end of the Civil War. Because there was no true triumph, existing generations were all damaged by the event.

The Transcendental Generation (Born 1792-1821 - Idealist)

Youth and Coming of Age: Transcendental children were nurtured and indulged. Many had private tutors who avoided the harsh...

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