The American Civil War marked a turning point in our nation's course toward liberty, individualism, and equality.
It was the first significant step in removing the black mark that stained America’s history—that is slavery. Although the framers of the U.S. Constitution wrestled with the future of this “peculiar institution,” ultimately, they chose to chose to tolerate it. Their hesitation contributed to the conflict that cost over half a million American lives and nearly shattered our union.
Whether you are a historian, political scientist, human rights defender, or just a plain ol' U.S. citizen, the American Civil War has significance to you. It demonstrated the commitment of a people to correct an institutionalized wrong. Although we can point to other catalysts for this war, slavery was the underlying cause.
Every American should have a fundamental understanding of our Civil War. This novel, "California Blood at Gettysburg," is intended to entertain while increasing knowledge of this pivotal point in our history. I hope that you enjoy the story and increase your knowledge of this pivotal point in American history. --Mig
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