The Transnational Significance of the American Civil War

  • Jörg Nagler
  • Don H. Doyle
  • Marcus Gräser

Part of the Palgrave Macmillan Transnational History Series book series (PMSTH)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Jörg Nagler, Don H. Doyle, Marcus Gräser
    Pages 1-12
  3. Liberalism, Citizenship, and International Law

  4. Transnational Political Economy and Finance

  5. Transnational Discourses on Freedom and Radicalism

  6. Nation Building and Social Revolutions: The American Civil War and Italy

  7. Race and Nationalism in Latin America and the Caribbean During the American Civil War Era

  8. Back Matter
    Pages 243-253

About this book


This volume of pioneering essays brings together an impressive array of well-established and emerging historians from Europe and the United States whose common endeavor is to situate America’s Civil War within the wider framework of global history. These essays view the American conflict through a fascinating array of topical prisms that will take readers beyond the familiar themes of U. S. Civil War history. They will also take readers beyond the national boundaries that typically confine our understanding of this momentous conflict. The history of America’s Civil War has typically been interpreted within a familiar national narrative focusing on the internal discord between North and South over the future of slavery in the United States.


‘humanities’ transnationalism US Civil War Abraham Lincoln Finance in the Civil War Era 19th century Nation Building

Editors and affiliations

  • Jörg Nagler
    • 1
  • Don H. Doyle
    • 2
  • Marcus Gräser
    • 3
  1. 1.Friedrich-Schiller-UniversityJenaGermany
  2. 2.University of South CarolinaColumbiaUSA
  3. 3.Johannes Kepler UniversityLinzAustria

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2016
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, Cham
  • eBook Packages History History (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-40267-3
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-40268-0
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