Title

Review: Custer's Trials: A Life on the Frontier of a New America

Document Type

Book Review

Publication Date

6-29-2017

Publication Title

Business History Review

Volume

91

Issue

2

First page number:

383

Last page number:

88

Abstract

In 1861, the North and South went to war for the West. Although that statement may seem oversimplified and extreme, it goes to the heart of the matter: Southerners wanted to spread slavery into the new western territories, and Northerners had used their clout in the electoral college to elect Abraham Lincoln, whose party had committed itself to stopping the growth of the peculiar institution. The rest of that story is well known, but the same cannot be said for how the West shaped the war and how the war shaped the West.

Language

eng

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