Access to History for the IB Diploma: United States Civil War: causes, course and effects 1840-77

Access to History for the IB Diploma: United States Civil War: causes, course and effects 1840-77

By: Alan Farmer (author)Paperback

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This edition's examination guidance has recently been updated for the 2015 IB guide for HL Option 2, History of the Americas, Topic 8: United States Civil War:Causes, course and effects 1840-1877 The renowned IB Diploma History series, combining compelling narratives with academic rigor. An authoritative and engaging narrative, with the widest variety of sources at this level, helping students to develop their knowledge and analytical skills. This second edition provides: - Reliable, clear and in-depth narrative from topic experts - Analysis of the historiography surrounding key debates - Dedicated exam practice with model answers and practice questions - TOK support and Historical Investigation questions to help with all aspects of the Diploma

About Author

Alan Farmer is a widely published academic on modern American, European and British history. He taught history to students of all ages for all his working life. He was Head of History at the University of Cumbria until retiring in 2006.


Introduction 1 What you will study 2 How you will be assessed 3 About this book Chapter 1 The American Civil War 1 The success of the 'great experiment' 2 Civil war? 3 North versus South 4 Southern guilt? Chapter 2 The cotton economy and slavery 1 The 'great experiment' 2 The peculiar institution 3 Key debate: Was slavery in the USA a system of ruthless exploitation or a paternalistic arrangement? Examination advice and practice Chapter 3 The origins of the Civil War 1 The problem of states' rights 2 Sectionalism 3 Key debate: Was slavery profitable? Examination advice and practice Chapter 4 The abolitionist debate 1 Militant abolitionism 2 Missouri, Texas and Mexico 3 The impact of the Mexican War 1846-50 4 The 1850 Compromise Examination advice and practice Chapter 5 The coming of war 1 The Kansas-Nebraska problem 2 The rise of the Republican Party 3 The presidency of James Buchanan 4 The 1860 election and secession 5 The outbreak of civil war 6 Key debate: Why did civil war break out in 1861? Examination advice and practice Chapter 6 Union versus Confederacy: the war 1861-5 1 Union and Confederate strengths 2 The nature of the war 3 The Confederate war effort 4 The Union war effort 5 Military leadership Examination advice and practice Chapter 7 The battles 1861-5 1 The situation in 1861-2 2 The war 1862-3 3 Union victory 4 Britain and the Civil War 5 Key debate: Did the Confederacy defeat itself or was it defeated? Examination advice and practice Chapter 8 Reconstruction 1 Emancipation 2 Lincoln and Reconstruction: 1861-5 3 Andrew Johnson and Reconstruction 4 Congressional Reconstruction 1866-8 5 Reconstruction in the South 1867-77 6 The impact of the Civil War Examination advice and practice Chapter 9 African Americans in the Civil War and the New South 1 The African American war effort 2 Reconstruction 1865-77 3 The South redeemed 4 Key debate: Was Reconstruction a tragic failure? Examination advice and practice Timeline Glossary Further reading Internal assessment

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  • ISBN13: 9781444156508
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 272
  • ID: 9781444156508
  • weight: 598
  • ISBN10: 1444156500

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