The American Civil War

The is the home page for writings on the American Civil War that may coalesce in a book tentatively titled, Striving With Evil: The Moral Legacy of the American Civil War. 

Is violence necessary to win freedom? The resistance to American slavery—September 4, 2019

What’s wrong with how we view the Civil War?—April 29, 2019

Was the American Civil War about slavery?—March 20, 2019

A Civil War Question: Can One Hate Both Slavery and War Equally?—January 7, 2019

What happened in the Civil War: Reflections on James McPherson’s Battle Cry of Freedom—September 3, 2018

Wondering about the American Civil War—June 25, 2018