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A Disease in the Public Mind

A Disease in the Public Mind

(2013)
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By the time his body hung from the gallows for his crimes at Harper's Ferry, abolitionists had made John Brown a ''holy martyr'' in the fight against Southern slave owners. But Northern hatred for Southerners had been long in the making. Northern rage was born of the conviction that New England, whose spokesmen and militia had begun the American Revolution, should have been the leader of the new nation. Instead, they had been displaced by Southern ''slavocrats'' like Thomas Jefferson. And Northern envy only exacerbated the South's greatest fear: race war. In the sixty years preceding the outbreak of civil war, Northern and Southern fanatics ramped up the struggle over slavery. By the time they had become intractable enemies, only the tragedy of a bloody civil war could save the Union.

In this riveting and character-driven history, one of America's most respected historians traces the ''disease in the public mind'' -distortions of reality that seized large numbers of Americans - in the decades-long run-up to the Civil War.

 
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Hardback Editions

May 2013 : USA Hardback
Title: A Disease in the Public Mind: A New Understanding of Why We Fought the Civil War
Author(s): Thomas Fleming
ISBN: 0-306-82126-5 / 978-0-306-82126-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Da Capo Press
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Paperback Editions

June 2014 : USA Paperback
Title: A Disease in the Public Mind: A New Understanding of Why We Fought the Civil War
Author(s): Thomas Fleming
ISBN: 0-306-82295-4 / 978-0-306-82295-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Da Capo Press
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Audio Editions

May 2013 : USA Audio CD
Title: A Disease in the Public Mind: A New Understanding of Why We Fought the Civil War
Author(s): Thomas Fleming
ISBN: 1-4708-9746-6 / 978-1-4708-9746-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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May 2013 : USA Audio CD
Title: A Disease in the Public Mind: A New Understanding of Why We Fought the Civil War
Author(s): Thomas Fleming
ISBN: 1-4708-9747-4 / 978-1-4708-9747-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

May 2013 : USA MP3 CD
Title: A Disease in the Public Mind: A New Understanding of Why We Fought the Civil War
Author(s): Thomas Fleming
ISBN: 1-4708-9744-X / 978-1-4708-9744-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

Kindle Editions

May 2013 : Canada, UK Kindle edition
Title: A Disease in the Public Mind: A New Understanding of Why We Fought the Civil War
Author(s): Thomas Fleming
Publisher: Da Capo Press
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon CA   



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