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James Buchanan and the coming of the Civil War

Author: John W Quist; Michael J Birkner
Publisher: Gainesville : University Press of Florida, ©2013.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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An edited volume examining the presidency of James Buchanan and his role engaging the complexities of the debate surrounding the president immediately before Lincoln.
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Genre/Form: History
Named Person: James Buchanan; James Buchanan
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John W Quist; Michael J Birkner
ISBN: 9780813044262 081304426X
OCLC Number: 824725510
Description: x, 289 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction: Bum rap or bad leadership? --
James Buchanan, Dred Scott, and the whisper of conspiracy / Paul Finkelman --
Prelude to armageddon: James Buchanan, Brigham Young, and a president's initiation to bloodshed / William P. MacKinnon --
General Jackson is dead: James Buchanan, Stephen A. Douglas, and Kansas policy / Nicole Etcheson --
In defense of doughface diplomacy: a reevaluation of the foreign policy of James Buchanan / John M. Belohlavek --
President James Buchanan: executive leadership and the crisis of the democracy / Michael A. Morrison --
The South has been wronged: James Buchanan and the secession crisis / Jean H. Baker --
"In the midst of a great revolution": the northern response to the secession crisis / William G. Shade --
Joseph Holt, James Buchanan, and the secession crisis / Daniel W. Crofts --
A conversation with William W. Freehling and Michael F. Holt, September 19, 2008 / Moderated by John W. Quist --
Epilogue: James Buchanan's Civil War / Michael J. Birkner.
Responsibility: edited by John W. Quist and Michael J. Birkner.

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