The Civil War as Global Conflict: Transnational Meanings of the American Civil War

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In an attempt to counter the insular narratives of much of the sesquicentennial commemorations of the Civil War in the US, David T. Gleeson and Simon Lewis present this collection of essays that examine the war as more than a North American conflict. The book, while addressing the origins of the Civil War, places the struggle over slavery and sovereignty in the US in the context of other conflicts in the Western hemisphere. Additionally Gleeson and Lewis offer an analysis of the impact of the war and its results overseas.

A native of Ireland, David T. Gleeson is a reader in history at Northumbria University in Newcastle upon Tyne, UK, and a former director of the College of Charleston, USA's Carolina Lowcountry and Atlantic World program. He is the editor of The Irish in the Atlantic World and coeditor of Ambiguous Anniversary: The Bicentennial of the International Slave Trade Bans and the author of The Green and the Gray: The Irish in the Confederate States of America. Simon Lewis is a professor of world literature at the College of Charleston, USA, where he is also an associate director of the Carolina Lowcountry and Atlantic World program. Lewis is the author of White Women Writers and Their African Invention and British and African Literature in Transnational Context and coeditor of Ambiguous Anniversary: The Bicentennial of the International Slave Trade Bans.

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Einband gebundene Ausgabe
Herausgeber David T. Gleeson, Simon Lewis
Seitenzahl 308
Erscheinungsdatum 16.05.2014
Sprache Englisch
ISBN 978-1-61117-325-3
Reihe Carolina Lowcountry and the At
Verlag University Of South Carolina Press
Maße (L/B/H) 23.1/16.3/3 cm
Gewicht 602 g

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