One of the best ways to get ready to write an outstanding essay on the civil war is to review some really good Civil War essay topics. One really great way to do this is to take your grade level, say middle school, high school, or college freshmen, and search for a winning student essay on the civil war. While reviewing different civil war paper topics, you’ll want to look for an idea you’d like to pursue that you can cover within the length of your paper. A racial causes of the Civil War essay would be too large a paper to write for a two page assignment, you know. Sometimes picking one great battle or one historical figure is best for short papers. Below, I’ll show you how to create a sample project on the Civil War.
Most people blame slavery, or the Missouri Compromise as the chief cause of the Civil War, but I believe it was the publication of Uncle Tom’s Cabin, by Harriet Beecher Stowe that really launched the Civil War. No book in time or history has quite affected human culture as strongly as this book has. The reason why Uncle Tom’s Cabin really launched the Civil War is the sympathy it aroused for slaves and its consequent spurring on of the abolitionist movement in the South.
When Abraham Lincoln met Harriet Beecher Stowe in 1862, he said, “So this is the little lady who started the Civil War.” That is how powerful effect this novel had on America and its conceptions of slavery. People in the North and South alike both began to look at how blacks were treated by slave holders and to demand for slavery to be abolished. Of course, people in the South were more resistant to slavery, being their predominant means of cheap labor. But as poet Langston Hughes said of Stowe’s novel, it was an undeniable “morale battle cry for freedom” of the slave—and it was very heard.
With her sympathetic portrayal of Tom the slave in the novel, beloved by all his owners and the wonderful, scene stealing Lizzie who hopped from ice patch to ice patch across the Ohio River to get both her and the babe in her arms to freedom, Uncle Tom’s Cabin is full of scenes which testify to the moral strength, character, and the intelligence of blacks as well as their protectiveness of their children – qualities never portrayed by whites so sympathetically in any novel before.
With slavery ending soon within the publication of Harriet Beecher Stowe’s novel, with the novel being published in book form in 1862 and the Civil War ending in 1865 (with the end of slavery soon to follow), one might accuse Stowe not of beginning the Civil War, but of ending it on a positive note as well.