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William Henry Seward and the secession crisis : the effort to prevent civil war

Author: Lawrence M Denton
Publisher: Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland & Co., ©2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"William Henry Seward, U.S. senator and former governor, lost the Republican Party nomination for president in 1860, but aided Lincoln's election by touring the country on behalf of the Republican ticket. This biography explores Seward's political power and the theory that, as president, he might have prevented the Civil War"--Provided by publisher.
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Genre/Form: Biography
Case studies
Named Person: William H Seward; William H Seward; William Henry Seward; William H Seward; William Henry Seward
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Lawrence M Denton
ISBN: 9780786444281 0786444282
OCLC Number: 318421099
Description: v, 221 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: Luck of the draw --
To be president --
Henry takes charge --
February : Union light, shine bright --
March madness --
The point of no return.
Responsibility: Lawrence M. Denton.

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As some Southern states prepared to withdraw from the Union, Secretary of State William Henry Seward sought to reunite the country. This biography explores Seward's political power and the theory  Read more...

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