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  1. Berdanier, Carolyn D. PhD


Although the American Civil War was fought over the issue of slavery and states' rights, it also was a fight for survival from hunger. The War disrupted the flow of food from the farmer to the consumer, and many people were without sufficient food to survive. It may be that hunger was the chief motivating force for ending this conflict. It took years to repair the damage to the system for producing and distributing food throughout the nation.