Lincoln and His Party in the Secession Crisis (Paperback)
  • Lincoln and His Party in the Secession Crisis (Paperback)
zoom

Lincoln and His Party in the Secession Crisis (Paperback)

(other), (other)
£19.95
Paperback 440 Pages / Published: 30/12/1995
  • Publisher out of stock

Currently unavailable to order

This product is currently unavailable.

  • This item has been added to your basket

Originally published in 1942, this perceptive and impartial analysis of one of the most baffling periods in American historyaEURO"the months between the election of Lincoln and the fall of Fort SumteraEURO"was a bold declaration of intellectual independence. David M. Potter revolted against the prevailing southern argument that Lincoln deliberately provoked the South into war to bring a violent end to slavery, arguing instead that the new president followed the least aggressive course available to him in dealing with the secession crisis.

Based on a painstaking examination of the writings and statements of both the northern principal players in the crisis and other, lesser-known Republicans who revealed the sentiment of the party's rank and file, this groundbreaking study details the Republicans' attitudes to the threat of secession, their reaction to the actual withdrawal of the southern states, and their faith that the Union could be restored without violence. Daniel W. Crofts provides a new Introduction, setting Potter's account in the context of contemporary literature.

Publisher: Louisiana State University Press
ISBN: 9780807120279
Number of pages: 440
Weight: 481 g
Dimensions: 230 x 132 x 25 mm

You may also be interested in...

The Battle for the Falklands
Added to basket
Battle Cry of Freedom
Added to basket
The Penguin History Of Latin America
Added to basket
Not In Your Lifetime
Added to basket
The American Civil War
Added to basket
Team of Rivals
Added to basket
The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test
Added to basket
The American Civil War
Added to basket
DK
£16.99
Paperback
The Rainborowes
Added to basket
1491
Added to basket
£12.99
Paperback
Clandestine In Chile
Added to basket
The American West
Added to basket
£8.99
Paperback
Empire of the Summer Moon
Added to basket

Please sign in to write a review

Your review has been submitted successfully.