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April 16, 2024

The US Civil War

The US Civil War

The US Civil War

In this episode of History 102, hosts Erik Torenberg and Rudyard Lynch delve into the American Civil War, providing a comprehensive overview encompassing its causes, key battles, and the aftermath.


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(00:00) Intro

(00:41) Exploring the Roots of the American Civil War

(01:24) Complex Causes Behind the Civil War

(02:02) Slavery in Sparking the Civil War

(04:12) The Industrial Revolution's Impact on the Civil War

(06:34) Reflections and the Debate on Civil War


(16:55) Beliefs of the North and South

(20:57) The South's Strategy and the Role of International Powers

(22:57) Sponsor

(23:00) The Turning Points of the Civil War

(29:14) The War Itself

(48:19) The Aftermath and Reconstruction Era

(55:26) Wrap