The Legacy of the Civil War by Robert Penn WarrenThe Legacy of the Civil War by Robert Penn Warren

The Legacy of the Civil War

byRobert Penn WarrenIntroduction byHoward Jones

Paperback | March 1, 1998

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In this elegant book, the Pulitzer Prize-winning writer explores the manifold ways in which the Civil War changed the United States forever. He confronts its costs, not only human (six hundred thousand men killed) and economic (beyond reckoning) but social and psychological. He touches on popular misconceptions, including some concerning Abraham Lincoln and the issue of slavery. The war in all its facets “grows in our consciousness,” arousing complex emotions and leaving “a gallery of great human images for our contemplation.”
A distinguished poet, novelist, and historian, Robert Penn Warren wrote The Legacy of the Civil War for the centennial in 1961. Introducing this edition is Howard Jones, University Research Professor and chair of the History Department at the University of Alabama. His works include Union in Peril: The Crisis over British Intervention ...
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Title:The Legacy of the Civil WarFormat:PaperbackDimensions:109 pages, 8 × 5 × 0.25 inPublished:March 1, 1998Publisher:UNP - Bison Books

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ISBN - 10:0803298013

ISBN - 13:9780803298019

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Renowned Pulitzer Prize-winning writer Robert Penn Warren's 1961 study of the manifold ways in which the Civil War changed the United States forever is available once more for a whole new audience, in a very affordable trade paperback edition. Warren confronts the cost of the war, not only human (600,000 killed) and economic (beyond reckoning), but also social and psychological

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"A thoughtful discussion . . . stimulating to any reader conscious of the American heritage."—Library Journal
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