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10 Big Questions of the American Civil War

By: Caroline Janney, The Great Courses
Narrated by: Caroline Janney
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Publisher's summary

In 10 Big Questions of the American Civil War, join noted author and Civil War historian Dr. Caroline E. Janney, a professor at the University of Virginia, for a pointed examination of some of the most intriguing, provocative, and enduring questions about the Civil War era. The aim of these 10 eye-opening lectures is to separate myth from memory. Students will learn...

  • Why the Southern states actually seceded
  • The reasons that soldiers on both sides of the conflict chose to fight
  • How conscription of soldiers promoted the idea that the Civil War was a “rich man’s war”
  • Why emancipation wasn’t defined by the Emancipation Proclamation but by a process that unfolded over years
  • What social, political, and economic implications arose as the Civil War generation choose how to remember their experiences
  • What various relief efforts, performed by women, existed on both sides of the war
  • Whether the Battle of Gettysburg really turned the tide in favor of the Union

Dr. Janney will help you to sort through topics that still confound both scholars and students of the Civil War. What’s more, the author reveals the deep, intense, and sometimes violent nature of Civil War memory that still permeates throughout the United States of America.

©2019 Audible Originals, LLC (P)2019 Audible Originals, LLC.

Our favorite moments from 10 Big Questions of the American Civil War

Chapter 2, Lecture 1
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Controversies about Confederate imagery
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Chapter 6, Lecture 5
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The role of Southern women in the Confederacy
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Chapter 9, Lecture 8
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Growth of the Federal Government
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  • Chapter 2, Lecture 1
  • Controversies about Confederate imagery
  • Chapter 6, Lecture 5
  • The role of Southern women in the Confederacy
  • Chapter 9, Lecture 8
  • Growth of the Federal Government

Editorial reviews

In 10 Big Questions of the American Civil War, join noted author and Civil War historian Professor Caroline E. Janney of the University of Virginia for a pointed examination of some of the most intriguing, provocative, and enduring questions about the Civil War era. The aim of these 10 eye-opening lectures is to separate myth from memory.

Publisher's summary

In 10 Big Questions of the American Civil War, join noted author and Civil War historian Dr. Caroline E. Janney, a professor at the University of Virginia, for a pointed examination of some of the most intriguing, provocative, and enduring questions about the Civil War era. The aim of these 10 eye-opening lectures is to separate myth from memory. Students will learn...

  • Why the Southern states actually seceded
  • The reasons that soldiers on both sides of the conflict chose to fight
  • How conscription of soldiers promoted the idea that the Civil War was a “rich man’s war”
  • Why emancipation wasn’t defined by the Emancipation Proclamation but by a process that unfolded over years
  • What social, political, and economic implications arose as the Civil War generation choose how to remember their experiences
  • What various relief efforts, performed by women, existed on both sides of the war
  • Whether the Battle of Gettysburg really turned the tide in favor of the Union

Dr. Janney will help you to sort through topics that still confound both scholars and students of the Civil War. What’s more, the author reveals the deep, intense, and sometimes violent nature of Civil War memory that still permeates throughout the United States of America.

©2019 Audible Originals, LLC (P)2019 Audible Originals, LLC.
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About the Professor

Dr. Caroline E. Janney is the Director of the Nau Civil War Center at the University of Virginia and a John L. Nau III Professor in the History of the American Civil War. Prior to this, she was a professor at Purdue University. Dr. Janney is the author of two outstanding works in the field of Civil War studies, Burying the Dead but Not the Past: Ladies’ Memorial Associations and the Lost Cause (2008) and Remembering the Civil War: Reunion and the Limits of Reconciliation (2013). She has also edited two volumes of essays and published numerous scholarly articles.