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The Great Heart of the Republic

St. Louis and the Cultural Civil War

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$44.00 • £35.95 • €39.50

ISBN 9780674052888

Publication Date: 01/03/2011


352 pages

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

22 halftones, 2 maps


  • Introduction: The Three Sides of the American Civil War
  • 1. The Destruction of the Past
  • 2. Thomas Hart Benton’s Failed Compromise
  • 3. Building the National Future in the West
  • 4. Antislavery Derailed
  • 5. The Limits of Dred Scott’s Emancipation
  • 6. Germans and the Power of Wartime Union
  • 7. Building Union from Neutrality
  • 8. Abraham Lincoln’s Lost Legacies
  • 9. The Capital Failures of Reconstruction
  • 10. Separating the City, County, and Nation
  • Epilogue: The Forgotten Civil War
  • Abbreviations
  • Notes
  • Archival Bibliography
  • Acknowledgments
  • Index

Awards & Accolades

  • 2010–2011 Charles Redd Center Book Award, Phi Alpha Theta and Charles Redd Center for Western Studies at Brigham Young University
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