Edward L. Ayers (Center Trustee; President Emeritus; Tucker-Boatwright Professor of the Humanities, University of Richmond)
June 23, 2010
Did slavery cause the Civil War? Or was it a conflict over states’ rights? Or was it the inevitable clash between an industrial society and an agrarian society? Or was it a struggle between two imperialistic powers over territorial expansion? Or was it really about slavery after all? Find out how recent scholarship answers these questions.