The Inner Civil War

Northern Intellectuals and the Crisis of the Union
Author: George M. Fredrickson
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Publication Date
Paperback: 01/01/1993
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About the Book

The Inner Civil War is a classic that has influenced historians' views of the Civil War and American intellectual change in the nineteenth century. This edition includes a new preface in which the author demonstrates the continuing relevance of the work and updates its interpretations.

About the Author

George M. Fredrickson, Edgar E. Robinson Professor of United States History at Stanford University, is the author of two award-winning books, The Black Image in the White Mind: The Debate on Afro-American Character and Destiny and White Supremacy: A Comparative Study in American and South African History.



"A classic in the cultural history of the Civil War era. . . . A bold, provocative interpretation of the war's impact in transforming the ideas of northern intellectuals toward social organization, reform, and institutions in American life."--James M. McPherson, Princeton University