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The Cause of All Nations - An International History of the American Civil War

Don H. Doyle

When Abraham Lincoln delivered the Gettysburg Address, he realized that the Civil War had taken on a wider significance—that in Europe and Latin America people were watching to see whether the democratic experiment in “government by the people” would “perish from the earth.” In The Cause of All Nations, distinguished historian Don H. Doyle explains that the Civil War was more than an internal American conflict; it was a struggle that spanned the Atlantic Ocean. This book follows the agents of the North and South who went abroad to tell the world what they were fighting for, and the foreign politicians, journalists, and intellectuals who told America and the world what they thought this war was really about—or ought to be about. Foreigners looked upon the American contest as an epic battle in a grand historic struggle that would decide the fate of democracy as well as slavery for generations to come. A bold account of the international dimensions of America’s defining conflict, The Cause of All Nations frames the Civil War as a crucial turning point in the global struggle over the future of democracy.

When Abraham Lincoln delivered the Gettysburg Address, he realized that the Civil War had taken on a wider significance—that in Europe and Latin America people were watching to see whether the democratic experiment in “government by the people” would “perish from the earth.” In The Cause of All Nations, distinguished historian Don H. Doyle explains that the Civil War was more than an internal American conflict; it was a struggle that spanned the Atlantic Ocean. This book follows the agents of the North and South who went abroad to tell the world what they were fighting for, and the foreign politicians, journalists, and intellectuals who told America and the world what they thought this war was really about—or ought to be about. Foreigners looked upon the American contest as an epic battle in a grand historic struggle that would decide the fate of democracy as well as slavery for generations to come. A bold account of the international dimensions of America’s defining conflict, The Cause of All Nations frames the Civil War as a crucial turning point in the global struggle over the future of democracy.
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History

Description:

When Abraham Lincoln delivered the Gettysburg Address, he realized that the Civil War had taken on a wider significance—that in Europe and Latin America people were watching to see whether the democratic experiment in “government by the people” would “perish from the earth.” In The Cause of All Nations, distinguished historian Don H. Doyle explains that the Civil War was more than an internal American conflict; it was a struggle that spanned the Atlantic Ocean. This book follows the agents of the North and South who went abroad to tell the world what they were fighting for, and the foreign politicians, journalists, and intellectuals who told America and the world what they thought this war was really about—or ought to be about. Foreigners looked upon the American contest as an epic battle in a grand historic struggle that would decide the fate of democracy as well as slavery for generations to come. A bold account of the international dimensions of America’s defining conflict, The Cause of All Nations frames the Civil War as a crucial turning point in the global struggle over the future of democracy.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Adam Grupper

Length:

14h 2m


Chapters

Introduction
Introduction

32:47


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

31:12


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

07:00


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

55:04


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

57:58


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

32:23


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

59:41


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

10:41


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

57:51


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

52:04


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

21:37


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

46:09


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

15:34


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

14:11


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

54:47


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

39:45


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

44:30


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

49:05


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

20:31


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

46:50


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

50:16


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

40:54


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

02:01