Empire and Liberty

Empire and Liberty

The Civil War and the West

Book - 2015
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"Empire and Liberty brings together two epic subjects in American history: the story of the struggle to end slavery that reached a violent climax in the Civil War, and the story of the westward expansion of the United States. Virginia Scharff and the contributors to this volume show how the West shaped the conflict over slavery, and how slavery shaped the West, in the process defining American ideals about freedom and influencing battles over race, property, and citizenship. This innovative work embraces East and West, as well as North and South, as the United States observes the 2015 sesquicentennial commemoration of the end of the Civil War. A companion volume to an Autry National Center exhibition on the Civil War and the West, Empire and Liberty brings leading historians together to examine artifacts, objects, and art that illuminate this period of national expansion, conflict, and catharsis"--Provided by publisher.
Publisher: Oakland, California : Autry National Center of the American West, in association with University of California Press, [2015]
Copyright Date: ©2015
ISBN: 9780520281264
Branch Call Number: 973.73 EMPIRE
Characteristics: xv, 224 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color), maps ; 27 cm


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