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Was the Civil War Necessary? (Rebroadcast)


Was the Civil War Necessary? (Rebroadcast) This year marks the 150th anniversary of the start of the Civil War. There are thousands of books on the topic, but Charlottean and historian Dr. David Goldfield has written another - America Aflame: How the Civil War Created a Nation. It delves into the war's origins, including how evangelical Christianity played a role in the political process leading up to the war. We'll talk about the Civil War, the role religion played in it and why Dr. Goldfield says the war could have been avoided altogether. (Originally Aired: 4/18/2011) Guest Dr. David Goldfield - Robert Lee Bailey Professor of History at UNC Charlotte. Author of Still Fighting the Civil War: The American South and Southern History and his latest, America Aflame: How the Civil War Created a Nation Add and read comments