The Causes of the Civil War Author:Kenneth M. Stampp Here, in once compact volume, is documentary evidence that brings into sharp focus the issues, real or imagined, that divided Northerners and Southerners in the most serious internal crisis in American history. Kenneth M. Stampp, nationally known expert on the Civil War, juxtaposes articles and speeches by men who lived through the struggle with... more » writings by post-war historians who viewed it in retrospect...
Jefferson Davis - Abraham Lincoln
Bernard DeVoto - James Russell Lowell
John C. Calhoun - Stephen A. Douglas
Horace Greeley - James Truslow Adams
You become caught in the cross-fire of diametrically opposed conclusions that underscore the differences of cultures, economics, and politics - differences other than slavery - that pitted brother against brother in a national holocaust.« less