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Title:
The men of secession and Civil War, 1859-1861
Author:
Abrahamson, James L.
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Publication Information:
Wilmington, Del. : SR Books, [2000]

©2000
Physical Description:
xxxiii, 186 pages : illustrations, 1 map ; 23 cm.
Language:
English
Contents:
Introduction -- Chronology -- Cast of characters: the men of secession and the war -- Prelude to disunion -- John Brown, Salmon Chase, and the Southern response to American antislavery -- George Fitzhugh, Roger Taney, and the Northern response to Southern proslavery -- The secession campaign -- Barnwell Rhett, the fire-eaters, and Southern independence -- Stephen Douglas, William Yancey, and the collapse of the Democratic Party -- The men of the West and the election of 1860 -- Alexander Stephens, Deep South secession, and the failure of Southern unionism -- Jefferson Davis and the formation of the Cotton Confederacy -- The road to war -- John Crittenden and the failure of compromise -- Abraham Lincoln, Fort Sumter, and the Union -- Andrew Johnson, John Letcher, and secession in the Upper South -- Epilogue: some thoughts on alternatives and consequences -- Bibliographical essay and recommended readings -- Index.
ISBN:
9780842028189

9780842028196
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Book

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Focuses on the men who shaped the events that led to secession and the Civil War.


Table of Contents

Introductionp. xv
Chronologyp. xix
Cast of Characters: The Men of Secession and Warp. xxiii
Part 1 Prelude to Disunionp. 1
Chapter 1 John Brown, Salmon Chase, and the Southern Response to American Antislaveryp. 3
Chapter 2 George Fitzhugh, Roger Taney, and the Northern Response to Southern Proslaveryp. 17
Part 2 The Secession Campaignp. 31
Chapter 3 Barnwell Rhett, the Fire-Eaters, and Southern Independencep. 33
Chapter 4 Stephen Douglas, William Yancey, and the Collapse of the Democratic Partyp. 49
Chapter 5 The Men of the West and the Election of 1860p. 65
Chapter 6 Alexander Stephens, Deep South Secession, and the Failure of Southern Unionismp. 81
Chapter 7 Jefferson Davis and the Formation of the Cotton Confederacyp. 101
Part 3 The Road to Warp. 115
Chapter 8 John Crittenden and the Failure of Compromisep. 117
Chapter 9 Abraham Lincoln, Fort Sumter, and the Unionp. 133
Chapter 10 Andrew Johnson, John Letcher, and Secession in the Upper Southp. 149
Epilogue: Some Thoughts on Alternatives and Consequencesp. 165
Bibliographical Essay and Recommended Readingsp. 173
Indexp. 179

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