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"War so terrible": why the union won and the confederacy lost at home and abroad [The civil war and reconstruction era, 1845-1877]
Blight, David W.
  • Educação Superior::Ciências Humanas::História
  • Presents a lecture that probes the reasons for confederate defeat and union victory. Professor Blight begins with an elucidation of the loss-of-will thesis, which suggests that it was a lack of conviction on the home front that assured confederate defeat, before offering another of other popular explanations for northern victory: industrial capacity, political leadership, military leadership, international diplomacy, a pre-existing political culture, and emancipation. Blight warns, however, that we cannot forget the battlefield, and, to this end, concludes his lecture with a discussion of the decisive Union victories at Gettysburg and Vicksburg in July of 1863
Issue Date: 
  • 27-Mar-2008
  • 30-Mar-2010
  • 13-Jul-2010
  • 13-Jul-2010
  • 13-Jul-2010
Yale University, Open Yale Courses
  • Educação Superior::Ciências Humanas::História::História dos Estados Unidos
  • Educação Superior::Ciências Humanas::História::História Moderna e Contemporânea
  • American civil war
  • American history
To learn about the Civil War and confederate defeat and union victory
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