The Civil War at 150 Years: Deep Wounds Yet to Heal

  • Joseph V. Montville


This chapter applies analytical approaches from political psychology to review the depth of the wounds leading up to, during, and after the American Civil War and the impact of individual and societal hurts and resentments that still in the twenty-first century profoundly affects national politics and paralyzes the federal government. It draws on little-known history and contemporary journalism to describe the memory of loss and insult that needs to be healed for the United States to function in reasonable health.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Joseph V. Montville
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  1. 1.School for Conflict Analysis and ResolutionGeorge Mason UniversityArlingtonUSA

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