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Disunion! : the coming of the American Civil War, 1789-1859

Author: Elizabeth R Varon
Publisher: Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, ©2008.
Series: Littlefield history of the Civil War era.
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Varon blends political history with intellectual and cultural history to examine the ongoing debates over disunion that long preceded the secession crisis. She focuses not only on politicians but also on a wide range of reformers, editors, writers, and commentators.
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Genre/Form: History
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Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Elizabeth R Varon
ISBN: 9780807832325 0807832324 9780807871591 0807871591
OCLC Number: 221141617
Notes: "A Caravan book"--Title page verso.
Description: xii, 455 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.
Contents: The language of terrifying prophecy : disunion debates in the early republic --
We claim our rights : the advent of abolitionism --
Ruinous tendencies : the anti-abolition backlash --
The idea will become familiar : disunion in the era of mass party politics --
Oh for a man who is a man : debating slavery's expansion --
That is revolution! : the crisis of 1850 --
Beneath the iron heel : fugitive slaves and bleeding Kansas --
To consummate its boldest designs : the slave power confronts the republicans --
War to the knife : images of the coming fight --
Epilogue: The Rubicon is passed : the war and beyond.
Series Title: Littlefield history of the Civil War era.
Responsibility: Elizabeth R. Varon.
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Language has a profound power to shape political reality. In the decades of the early republic, Americans debating the fate of slavery often invoked the specter of disunion to frighten their  Read more...

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Highly engaging. . . . Makes good use of recent historical literature to produce a synthetic and balanced account of the politics of disunion in the American republic.--Civil War Book Review

 
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