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Unformatted text preview: Adriana Cabrera Professor Brian D. Behnken History 105-521 Dew, Charles B. Apostles of Disunion . University of Virginia Press, 2001. There has been quite a lot of controversy on the main reason and cause of the Civil War. The country is not even sure of the reason why the Civil War started this shows us how our society is divided and holds different emotions and mixed feelings towards the subject. Dew allows us to examine both sides of the story in his literature. He focuses on evidence that other historians did not find appealing or important such as the letters and speeches of the commissioners. Dew seeks to bring these letters and speeches to light to enlighten us and provide us with a new perspective of the reasons behind the Civil War. Dew opens up stating that the Immigration and Naturalization Service test has a flexible approach when dealing with the question regarding the cause of the Civil War by allowing prospective American citizens to answer with either of these two answers: state’s rights or slavery. This shows us that even after citizens to answer with either of these two answers: state’s rights or slavery....
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- Fall '07
- Civil War, American Civil War, Dew