The American Civil War divided the nation. Some consider it to be a tragedy of incomparable proportions. Others see it as a necessary lesson for Americans (and even the world) to experience in order to pave the way for progress in industrialisation, communication and freedom.
- What does the American War teach us about peace and conflict?
- Was the abolishment of slavery worth the carnage, violence and destruction?
- What are some of the moral dilemmas that soldiers would have faced?
And importantly, is Inman justified in his decision to desert his country and flee? Explain your position by justifying it intelligently.