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By Richard Hofstadter, Beatrice K. Hofstadter

Original yr of publication: 1969; 1982

The 3rd quantity in nice concerns In American background, From Reconstruction to the current Day is now up-to-date and revised to incorporate one other decade of yankee heritage. Beatrice okay. Hofstadter, spouse of the overdue Richard Hofstadter and herself an historian who labored with him heavily at the unique variation, has additional a brand new part masking 1970 to 1981 and rearranged different sections within the mild of what has considering the fact that proved to be of lasting value. This number of major files in American background now is going from Lincoln's Proclamation at the Wade-Davis invoice on July eight, 1864, to Reagan's tackle on fingers keep an eye on Negotiations on November 18, 1981.

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With that assistance I cannot fail. Trusting in Him, who can go with me, and remain with you and be everywhere for good, let us confidently hope that all will yet be well. To His care commending you, as I hope in your prayers you will commend me, I bid you an affectionate farewell. On February 18, Jefferson Davis took his oath of office on the steps of the state capitol at Montgomery, then addressed the big, festive crowd. Our present political position has been achieved in a manner unprecedented in the history of nations.

Persuaded that the Constitution forbade presidential action against slavery where it already existed, Lincoln was nonetheless pledged to halt its further spread. “On that point,” he told his supporters, “hold firm, as with a chain of steel. ” South Carolina warned that she would secede from the Union if a President so pledged were elected. Douglas conducted a strenuous stump campaign—the first in presidential history—while his rivals remained discreetly silent, but his party was hopelessly divided.

But the Civil War defined us as what we are and it opened us to being what we became, good and bad things. And it is very necessary, if you’re going to understand the American character in the twentieth century, to learn about this enormous catastrophe of the nineteenth century. It was the crossroads of our being, and it was a hell of a crossroads: the suffering, the enormous tragedy of the whole thing. Like so many others, we were drawn to that crossroads: brought back to the words and images those who lived through it left behind, to the mire of questions and myths, to the brutality and heroism of the four-year struggle that defines us as a people.

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