Out of Our Past: The Forces That Shaped Modern America - Chapter VII: Bringing Forth a New Nation Summary & Analysis

Carl Neumann Degler
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Chapter VII: Bringing Forth a New Nation Summary and Analysis

Two key factors led to the Civil War: the rising call for reform and the strong sense of nationalism. To preserve the union and its "nationalism," the North was willing to fight for it.

1. A People's War

The passion from the great struggle lasted far beyond the conclusion of the war. Over 500 novels on the Civil War were published between 1862 and 1948 including Uncle Tom's Cabin and Gone With the Wind. There are still books written about the war in modern times. The Civil War hit home like none before or since. The emotionalism involved in the war was apparent when considering that the Union army was largely a volunteer army. The soldiers on both sides felt the cause was worth dying for. Women contributed to the efforts as scouts...

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