The Railroad and the State: War, Politics, and Technology in Nineteenth-Century America , and: Nations, Markets, and War: Modern History and the American Civil War , and: The Business of Civil War: Military Mobilization and the State, 1861–1865 (review)

The Railroad and the State: War, Politics, and Technology in Nineteenth-Century America , and:... R EVIEWS EDITED BY ROBERT S. COX AND R AC H E L K . O N U F The Railroad and the State: War, Politics, and Technology in Nineteenth-Century America. By Robert G. Angevine. (Stanford, CA: Stanford University Press, 2004. Pp. xvii, 351. Cloth, $70.00.) Nations, Markets, and War: Modern History and the American Civil War. By Nicholas Onuf and Peter Onuf. (Charlottesville: University Press of Virginia, 2006. Pp. xii, 362. Cloth, $45.00.) The Business of Civil War: Military Mobilization and the State, 1861­1865. By Mark R. Wilson. (Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2006. Pp. xii, 306. Cloth, $47.00.) Reviewed by Samuel Watson Did nineteenth-century nationalism serve liberalism, or vice versa? Each of these works implicitly addresses that question; each does so from a different angle and arrives at a different answer, from intermittent but ultimately mutually beneficial collaboration between railroads and the state (Angevine) to a tradition of nation­state authority, unknown to most historians, that became decisive during the nation's greatest crisis but faded afterward (Wilson), to a contest between sectional economic nationalisms that ultimately posited individualist liberalism against the compromises essential to national union (Onuf and Onuf ). Nations, Markets, and War is a difficult http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Journal of the Early Republic University of Pennsylvania Press

The Railroad and the State: War, Politics, and Technology in Nineteenth-Century America , and: Nations, Markets, and War: Modern History and the American Civil War , and: The Business of Civil War: Military Mobilization and the State, 1861–1865 (review)

Journal of the Early Republic, Volume 30 (3) – Aug 19, 2010

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R EVIEWS EDITED BY ROBERT S. COX AND R AC H E L K . O N U F The Railroad and the State: War, Politics, and Technology in Nineteenth-Century America. By Robert G. Angevine. (Stanford, CA: Stanford University Press, 2004. Pp. xvii, 351. Cloth, $70.00.) Nations, Markets, and War: Modern History and the American Civil War. By Nicholas Onuf and Peter Onuf. (Charlottesville: University Press of Virginia, 2006. Pp. xii, 362. Cloth, $45.00.) The Business of Civil War: Military Mobilization and the State, 1861­1865. By Mark R. Wilson. (Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2006. Pp. xii, 306. Cloth, $47.00.) Reviewed by Samuel Watson Did nineteenth-century nationalism serve liberalism, or vice versa? Each of these works implicitly addresses that question; each does so from a different angle and arrives at a different answer, from intermittent but ultimately mutually beneficial collaboration between railroads and the state (Angevine) to a tradition of nation­state authority, unknown to most historians, that became decisive during the nation's greatest crisis but faded afterward (Wilson), to a contest between sectional economic nationalisms that ultimately posited individualist liberalism against the compromises essential to national union (Onuf and Onuf ). Nations, Markets, and War is a difficult

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