By Jeffrey Hummel,John Majewski
whereas the chapters inform the tale of the Civil struggle and speak about the problems raised in readable prose, every one bankruptcy is by means of a close bibliographical essay, taking a look at all of the diverse significant works at the topic, with their various ideological viewpoints and conclusions.
In his fiscal research of slavery, Professor Hummel takes a special view than the 2 significant poles that have decided prior discussions of the subject. whereas a few writers declare that slavery used to be unprofitable and damaging to the Southern financial system, and others keep it used to be ecocnomic and effective for the South, Hummel makes use of the industrial notion of Deadweight Loss to teach that slavery used to be either hugely ecocnomic for slave proprietors and destructive to Southern monetary development.
whereas hugely severe of accomplice coverage, Hummel argues that the warfare was once fought to avoid secession, to not finish slavery, and that protection of the Union was once now not essential to finish slavery: the North may have allow the South secede peacefully, and slavery could nonetheless were speedy terminated. a part of Hummel’s argument is that the South crucially depended on the Northern states to come back runaway slaves to their owners.
This re-creation has a considerable new creation by means of the writer, correcting and supplementing the account given within the first version (the significant revision is a rise within the estimate of overall casualties) and a foreword by means of John Majewski, a emerging superstar of Civil battle studies.
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Emancipating Slaves, Enslaving Free Men: A History of the American Civil War by Jeffrey Hummel,John Majewski