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Published on Apr 12, 2011
http://achls.org The American College of History and Legal Studies hosts a discussion on the Civil War, 1861-1865. Lead by ACHLS founding dean, and Pulitzer Prize nominee Michael Chesson. Questions discussed include... What was the major cause of the Civil War, slavery or states rights? Was the Civil War inevitable? Was the Civil War the last traditional war or the first modern war? What was the media's influence? How did the economics of slave labor effect the start of the war? How did northerners and southerners identify, by county, state or country? Why did men volunteer to fight? How interdependent were the northern and southern economies? Why did poor southern whites support the slave owners? Who was the greatest general of the Civil War? What role did the abolitionists play in the war? How did the Northerners and Southerners view one another? Why did the confederates fire on Fort Sumpter and how did Lincoln respond? How are the issues of the civil war reflected in both the US and the world at large today? This is part two of the three hour discussion. The American College of History and Legal Studies was created by the Massachusetts School of Law, http://msaw.edu.