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Disunion! t h e l i t t l e f i e l d h i s t o r y o f t h e c i v i l w a r e r a Gary W. Gallagher and T. Michael Parrish, editors Supported by the Littlefield Fund for Southern History, University of Texas Libraries L Disunion! The University of North Carolina Press c h a p e l h i l l the coming of the american civil war, 1789–1859 Elizabeth R. Varon ∫ 2008 The University of North Carolina Press All rights reserved Designed by Courtney Leigh Baker and set in Bodoni and Bulmer by Keystone Typesetting, Inc. Manufactured in the United States of America The paper in this book meets the guidelines for permanence and durability of the Committee on Production Guidelines for Book Longevity of the Council on Library Resources. The University of North Carolina Press has been a member of the Green Press Initiative since 2003. Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data Varon, Elizabeth R., 1963– Disunion! : the coming of the American Civil War, 1789–1859 / Elizabeth R. Varon. p. cm. — (The Littlefield history of the Civil War era) Includes bibliographical references and index. isbn 978-0-8078-3232-5 (cloth: alk. paper) 1. United States—Politics and government—1783–1865. 2. United States—Politics and government—1783–1865—Sources. 3. Sectionalism (United States)—History. 4. Sectionalism (United States)—History—Sources. 5. United States—History—Civil War, 1861–1865—Causes. 6. Slavery—Political aspects—United States—History. 7. Antislavery movements—United States—History. 8. Rhetoric—Political aspects—United States—History I. Title. e302.1.v37 2008 973.7%11—dc22 A Caravan book. For more information, visit 12 11 10 09 08 5 4 3 2 1 University of North Carolina Press books may be purchased at a discount for educational, business, or sales promotional use. For information, please visit or write to UNC Press, attention: Sales Department, 116 South Boundary Street, Chapel Hill, NC 27514-3808. f o r m y f a t h e r b e n s i o n This page intentionally left blank ...


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