The Civil War and the Two-Party System
Professor Neely discussed some of the themes of his book The Union Divided: Party Conflict in the Civil War North. In his talk Professor Neely examined how ideas about religion and patriotism influenced attitudes toward the Civil War. He noted that the Republicans of the Civil War era subscribed to a military doctrine that emphasized boldness and aggressiveness over strategic considerations. After his presentation he answered questions from members of the audience. close
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Harold Holzer Vice President Metropolitan Museum of Art->Communications
Mark E. Neely Jr. Professor Pennsylvania State University->History Department
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