Journals Higher Education



Published: 01 January 2012

40 Pages

ISBN: 9780872291843

Bookseller Code (06)

Slavery, the Civil War, and Reconstruction

Adam Rothman

Published by the American Historical Association

American History Now

Most historians of the American Civil War have reached a vague agreement on slavery -- that it somehowcaused the American Civil War. In this essay, Adam Rothman takes a look at recent historiography that attempts to clarify not only how exactly this came about, but also why the Confederacy lost and slavery ended.