America Aflame

How the Civil War Created a Nation

by David Goldfield

Paperback, 632 pages, Bloomsbury Press, List Price: $20 | purchase

Purchase Featured Book

America Aflame
How the Civil War Created a Nation
David Goldfield

Your purchase helps support NPR Programming. How?

Book Summary

A narrative history of the Civil War era argues that the conflict occurred as a result of a breakdown induced by the infusion of evangelical religion into the public sphere, causing citizens to regard political differences as matters of good and evil to be fought at any cost.