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The Second American Revolution: The Civil War-Era Struggle over Cuba and the Rebirth of the American Republic

Gregory P. Downs

Abstract

Much of the confusion about a central event in United States history begins with the name: the Civil War. In reality, the Civil War was not merely civil--meaning national--and not merely a war, but instead an international conflict of ideas as well as armies. Its implications transformed the U.S. Constitution and reshaped a world order, as political and economic systems grounded in slavery and empire clashed with the democratic process of republican forms of government. And it spilled over national boundaries, tying the United States together with Cuba, Spain, Mexico, Britain, and France in a ... More

Keywords: Civil War, Cuba, Revolution, Occupation, Constitution

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2019 Print ISBN-13: 9781469652733
Published to North Carolina Scholarship Online: January 2021 DOI:10.5149/northcarolina/9781469652733.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Gregory P. Downs, author
University of California, Davis