A Disease in the Public Mind

A Disease in the Public Mind

A New Understanding of Why We Fought the Civil War

Audiobook CD - 2013
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By the time his body hung from the gallows for his crimes at Harper's Ferry, abolitionists had made John Brown a "holy martyr" in the fight against Southern slave owners. But Northern hatred for Southerners had been long in the making. Northern rage was born of the conviction that New England, whose spokesmen and militia had begun the American Revolution, should have been the leader of the new nation. Instead, they had been displaced by Southern "slavocrats" like Thomas Jefferson. And Northern envy only exacerbated the South's greatest fear: race war. In the sixty years preceding the outbreak of civil war, Northern and Southern fanatics ramped up the struggle over slavery. By the time they had become intractable enemies, only the tragedy of a bloody civil war could save the Union.
Publisher: [Ashland, OR] : Blackstone Audio, Inc., p2013
Edition: Unabridged
ISBN: 9781470897468
1470897466
9781470897475
1470897474
Branch Call Number: 973.711 F6298d 2013 CD
Characteristics: 10 sound discs (ca. 11 1/2 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in

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