Video: The American Civil War

Why is the Civil War considered the "rebirth of a nation"?

National Association of Scholars

In this webinar, we ask: was the Civil War necessary? How did the "United" States fall into civil war less than a century after its founding? How did America's "peculiar institution" of slavery contribute to the outbreak of war, and what role did it play in the war's conclusion? Why is the Civil War considered the "rebirth of a nation"?

This webinar features Richard Carwardine, Rhodes Professor of American History emeritus at Oxford University and former president of Corpus Christi College; Brian Matthew Jordan, associate professor of history and chair of the Department of History at Sam Houston State University; and Joan Waugh, professor emeritus of history at UCLA. The discussion is moderated by David Randall. 


Photo: A harvest of death, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania / negative by T.H. O'Sullivan; positive by A Gardner.

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