The Second American Revolution: The Civil War-Era Struggle Over Cuba and the Rebirth of the American Republic

Gregory P. Downs (Author)
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Product Details

Price
$27.95
Publisher
University of North Carolina Press
Publish Date
November 25, 2019
Pages
232
Language
English
Type
Hardcover
EAN/UPC
9781469652733

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About the Author

Gregory P. Downs is assistant professor of history at the City College of New York. He is author of Spit Baths, a Flannery O'Connor Award-winning collection of short stories.

Reviews

With graceful and forceful prose, Downs links the mid-nineteenth-century history of the United States to that of the broader Atlantic world--in particular, to Cuba and Mexico in their struggles against European powers to end slavery and establish anti-imperialist democracies.--Foreign Affairs


[A] thought-provoking . . . compelling. . . . Innovative book that contains a clear, original argument about defining the Civil War as a revolutionary event. Furthermore, it is an expansive monograph that contains new insights about the transnational nature of the Civil War and Reconstruction. Downs's work will undoubtedly spark stimulating debates and important conversations in the years to come about the meaning of one of the most significant and transformative periods in US history.--H-Net Reviews