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The Revolution of 1861: The American Civil War in the Age of Nationalist Conflict

Andre M. Fleche


It was no coincidence that the Civil War occurred during an age of violent political upheaval in Europe and the Americas. Grounding the causes and philosophies of the Civil War in an international context, this book examines how questions of national self-determination, race, class, and labor the world over influenced American interpretations of the strains on the Union and the growing differences between North and South. Setting familiar events in an international context, it enlarges our understanding of nationalism in the nineteenth century, with startling implications for our understanding ... More

Keywords: Civil War, political upheavel, race, class, nationalism, European nationalist movements, liberty, republican government

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2012 Print ISBN-13: 9780807835234
Published to North Carolina Scholarship Online: July 2014 DOI:10.5149/9780807869925_fleche


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Andre M. Fleche, author