Calculating the value of the Union : slavery, property rights, and the economic origins of the Civil War /
|Published:||Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, c2003.|
|Series:||Civil War America
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|Main Author:||Huston, James L., 1947-|
While slavery is often at the heart of debates over the causes of the Civil War, historians are not agreed on precisely what aspect of slavery--with its various social, economic, political, cultural, and moral ramifications--gave rise to the sectional rift. In Calculating the Value of the Union , James Huston integrates economic, social, and political history to argue that the issue of property rights as it pertained to slavery was at the center of the Civil War.
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|Physical Description:||xvii, 394 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.|
|Bibliography:||Includes bibliographical references (p. 287-385) and index.|
|ISBN:||0807828041 (cloth : alk. paper)|