In this assignment, I found that there were several issues that were recurrent themes within the Union as well as the South. The differences were in the beliefs of the respective sides. In the assigned reading, it is readily apparent how the themes related to the nature of Northern and Southern society or the Civil War.
The first theme is secession. The ideas on secession varied in the North and South and, were in fact,
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at the hands of the Union. The blockades along with the war took its toll on the Confederate resources in addition to causing astronomical inflation. John B. Jones documented the rising cost of goods from 1860 to 1863. From his list, there is an average of approximately 500% inflation.
All three of the themes show the contrasts between the North and South. Truly with war you see the best and worst of people and their rationale for actions.