La Guerra de Secesión estadounidense : ¿la solución de un problema político?
AuthorsHijano Pérez, Angela
IdentifiersPermanent link (URI): http://hdl.handle.net/10017/4980
Universidad de Alcalá de Henares. Servicio de Publicaciones
REDEN : revista española de estudios norteamericanos, 1997, n. 13, p. -79. ISSN 1131-9674
The aim of this article is to question the interpretations that have proposed that the American Civil War was a conflict between proslavers and abolitionists who attempted to resolve the existing inequality between the two races. Even though this position has since been improved upon, it is worthwhile to take a closer look at a phrase that is commonly employed in historiography: "The war was fought in order to save the Union." This is a sentence void of context, for which this article proposes that the war was considered the only possible way to maintain the stability of the American political system, and definitvely, the Federal System.