The second book of our 60th anniversary, 60% off deal is Adam Arenson’s The Great Heart of the Republic: St. Louis and the Cultural Civil War. Listen to the author discuss the book in a podcast below.
“A beautifully written and strikingly original interpretation of the causes, conduct, and consequences of the war. From the perspective of St. Louis, the Civil War was not simply a political struggle between North and South over the future of slavery in the territories. Instead, it involved the aspirations, prejudices, and tensions between rival ethnic, racial, and regional groups.”—H-Net Reviews
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9780826220646 • paperback • 352 pp. • 22 illus. • 2 maps
“In this short book, Arenson manages to identify an overwhelming array of issues that defined the American cultural ethos between the years 1848–1877. Arenson produces a highly provocative thesis that captures and explains regional alliances through a cultural prism. Arenson has something new to add to the literature of the Civil War, and he does so with a wonderfully nuanced argument and deft pen. Sure to have an enduring impact, this book delivers.”—The American Historical Review
Adam Arenson is Associate Professor of History and Director of the Urban Studies Program at Manhattan College in the Bronx. He writes about the history and memory of North America and the global nineteenth century, concentrating on the cultural and political history of slavery, Civil War, and Reconstruction, as well as the development of cities. Arenson has also written for The New York Times, Washington Post, and The Atlantic. Here, he discusses this book with the Midwestern History Association: