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We have the war upon us : the onset of the Civil War, November 1860-April 1861

Author: William J Cooper, Jr.
Publisher: New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2012.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Presents a revisionist account of the period between Lincoln's election and the firing on Fort Sumter, evaluating the contributions of key figures and the circumstances that contributed to the Civil War's inevitability.
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Genre/Form: History
Nonfiction
Named Person: Abraham Lincoln; Abraham Lincoln
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: William J Cooper, Jr.
ISBN: 9781400042005 1400042003
OCLC Number: 769425330
Notes: "This is a Borzoi book."
Description: xv, 332 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
Contents: Prologue : "Is this not a remarkable spectacle?" --
"The future is ... shrouded in the very blackness of darkness" --
"We need a statesman of nerve to meet the terrible crisis" --
"The prospects for the country are gloomy" --
"Up with polly, down with wisdom is the order of the day" --
"You can still this storm" --
"Fraternity is the element of the union" --
"The quicksands that environ our ship of state" --
Epilogue : "Both sides marching to fields of blood."
Responsibility: William J. Cooper.

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Presents a revisionist account of the period between Lincoln's election and the firing on Fort Sumter, evaluating the contributions of key figures and the circumstances that contributed to the Civil War's inevitability.

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