Chapter Fifteen: The Union Dissolves
Learn in detail how the Union irretrievably dissolved into the chaos and calamity of the Civil War, which nobody wanted, and which everybody wanted to be over quickly when it came, but which nobody, in the end, knew how to stop. Discover all the well-meant attempts that were tried for thirty years to forestall the war, including several compromises which held the conflict at bay for decades at a time, all of which were futile in the end. Learn why the war came with the inevitability of death itself, inflicting pain and suffering impartially on all alike, and why Americans reacted to it like they would react to a death in the family. Discover why the war became, in fact, a kind of national death in the American family which could, in the end, only be justified by a new birth of freedom, as Lincoln had said, to relieve its unspeakable and unmitigated suffering. This file is 1 hr. 54 min. in length and 104 MB in size. You may download it twice. Give it plenty of time to do so.