Anshul Khetarpal is an executive at a biotechnical company in Redding CA, where he also makes his home. He is a first-generation American citizen, which may be one of the reasons why he is so interested in the War Between the States.
The War Between the States, or the U.S. Civil War, is widely considered by historians to be the single most important event in the development of the United States: more important than either World War, more important than the Great Depression, more important than Civil Rights. Fought between Northern and Southern states from 1861 to 1865, the Civil War is what determined what kind of nation the United States would turn out to be.
There is general agreement among modern historians that the Civil War resolved two questions left unresolved by the Revolutionary War: whether the United States would be a confederation of sovereign states, any one of which could withdraw, or whether it would be an indivisible nation with a central national government. Moreover it would determine whether all men, and all people, really were created with equal rights to liberty.
In purely practical terms, the Civil War was an unprecedented conflict in North America that began over uncompromising positions between free states and slave states, and the authority of the Federal government to prohibit slavery. Before this monumental clash came to an end, more than 625,000 people died, more than in all other wars fought by the United States put together.
Anshul Khetarpal Redding CA reads about the War Between the States from his home in Redding CA.