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The road to disunion

Author: William W Freehling
Publisher: New York ; Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English
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From eminent, prize-winning historian William W. Freehling, this is the masterful, definitive account of how the Old South started the Civil War. Freehling traces the development of Southern  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: William W Freehling
ISBN: 9780195370188 019537018X
OCLC Number: 209815000
Awards: Winner of Finalist, Jefferson Davis Award of the Museum of the Confederacy.
Description: xvi, 605 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
Contents: ILLUSTRATIONS; MAPS; PREFACE; PROLOGUE: YANCEYS RAGE; PART I BETTER ECONOMIC TIMES GENERATE WORSE DEMOCRATIC DILEMMAS; PART II THE CLIMACTIC IDEOLOGICAL FRUSTRATIONS; PART III THE CLIMACTIC POLITICAL FRUSTRATIONS; PART IV JOHN BROWN AND THREE OTHER MEN COINCIDENTALLY NAMED JOHN; PART V THE ELECTION OF 1860; CONVENTION; LINCOLNS ELECTION; PART VI SOUTH CAROLINA DARES; CODA: DID THE COINCIDENCE CHANGE HISTORY?; PART VII LOWER SOUTH LANDSLIDE, UPPER SOUTH STALEMATE; CODA: DID STEPHENSS AND HAMMONDS PERSONALITIES CHANGE HISTORY?; CODA: HOW DID SLAVERY CAUSE THE CIVIL WAR?; ABBREVIATIONS USED IN NOTES; NOTES; INDEX
Other Titles: Secessionists triumphant, 1854-1861
Responsibility: by William W. Freehling. Volume 2, Secessionists triumphant, 1854-1861.

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