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Did democracy cause the US Civil War? (UCL)

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Uploaded on Nov 18, 2011

Dr Adam Smith (UCL History) describes how the Civil War was possible in the United States, the world's first modern democratic nation in which virtually all white men could vote and in which political parties vied for votes. What was the relationship between the coming of the war and this kind of democratic politics?

Further information:
Dr Smith: http://www.ucl.ac.uk/history/about_us...
Lunch Hour Lecture: http://events.ucl.ac.uk/event/event:w...

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