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The third volume in the Littlefield series, this manuscript by Dave Bowman follows (chronologically) Liz Varon's Disunion!, which dealt with the long process of separation of the two regions and its roots in the Constitutional and Federal periods. Bowman's study takes readers into the secession crisis itself, examining the thoughts and actions of key individuals including Lincoln, Buchanan, Davis, Tyler, Van Buren and others. In focusing on major figures from the period and their interactions, Bowman sets his work apart from those that view the crisis through the lenses of major forces, events, and developments. This approach provides especially keen insight into what Americans North and South on the eve of the Civil War believed and thought about themselves and the political, social, and cultural worlds in which they lived, and how their assumptions and thoughts informed their actions and decisions.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover Art
  2. pp. 1-1
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  1. Frontmatter
  2. pp. i-iv
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. v-x
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  1. 1 Introduction and Overview
  2. pp. 1-37
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  1. 2 Slaveholders and Slaves, State’s Rights and Revolution
  2. pp. 38-76
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  1. 3 Honor and Degradation: Section, Race, and Gender
  2. pp. 77-111
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  1. 4 The Second Party System and Its Legacy: The Careers of John Bell, John C. Breckinridge, Howell Cobb, Stephen A. Douglas, John Tyler, and Martin Van Buren
  2. pp. 112-159
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  1. 5 Jefferson Davis, Horace L. Kent, and the Old South
  2. pp. 160-194
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  1. 6 Abraham Lincoln, Henry Waller, and the Free- Labor North
  2. pp. 195-243
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  1. 7 Keziah Goodwyn Hopkins Brevard and Sojourner Truth: Faith, Race, and Gender
  2. pp. 244-260
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  1. 8 President Buchanan, the Crittenden Compromise, President Lincoln, and Fort Sumter
  2. pp. 261-288
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  1. Notes
  2. pp. 289-338
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  1. Guide to Further Reading
  2. pp. 339-356
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  1. Acknowledgments
  2. pp. 357-358
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 359-379
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Additional Information

ISBN
9781469606248
Related ISBN
9780807833926
MARC Record
OCLC
676696379
Pages
392
Launched on MUSE
2014-01-01
Language
English
Open Access
No
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