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Five Lectures on the American Civil War, 1861–1865

Raimondo Luraghi

The product of over thirty years of research on the American Civil War by Italy’s most renowned authority on the subject, this study synthetically analyzes the great drama that from 1861 to 1865 devastated the United States and gave life to the modern American nation. The book also highlights how the Civil War was the first conflict of the industrial age and an often neglected premonition of the two great world wars that shook the world in the twentieth century. The short essays presented here are the texts of five lectures delivered several years ago at the Istituto Italiano di Studi Filosofici in Naples and published in Italy in 1997.

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University Press Copublishing Division / John Cabot University Press
Pages: 84Size: 6 x 9
978-1-61149-426-6 • Paperback • November 2012 • $26.99 • (£17.95)
Raimondo Luraghi is Professor Emeritus of American History at the University of Genoa.

Prefatory Note
Note to English-Speaking Readers
Note from the Translator
Lecture I
Lecture II
Lecture III
Lecture IV
Lecture V
Further Readings
About the Author