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“A Stroke of Manly Courage”

Honor Sachs

in Home Rule: Households, Manhood, and National Expansion on the Eighteenth-Century Kentucky Frontier

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780300154139
eISBN:
9780300216530
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300154139.003.0005
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

This chapter examines the separatist crisis that hit the Kentucky settlements as settlers began to question their place in the new nation. In 1793, Gilbert Imlay published The Emigrants, a novel that ... More


Collaborators for Emancipation: Abraham Lincoln and Owen Lovejoy

William F. Moore

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252038464
eISBN:
9780252096341
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252038464.001.0001
Subject:
History, Political History

Few expected politician Abraham Lincoln and Congregational minister Owen Lovejoy to be friends when they met in 1854. One was a cautious lawyer who deplored abolitionists' flouting of the law, the ... More


The Shadow of a Coming War

Robert V. Bruce

in The Gettysburg Lectures

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195089110
eISBN:
9780199853830
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195089110.003.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This chapter gives a stalking revelation of the fear that gripped America during its antebellum years of the Civil War. Following 1812 and until the Civil War, balancing the free and slave states was ... More


Joseph Holt, James Buchanan, and the Secession Crisis

DANIEL W. CROFTS

in James Buchanan and the Coming of the Civil War

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780813044262
eISBN:
9780813046242
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813044262.003.0009
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

Conventional wisdom disparages President James Buchanan for allowing the secession movement to incubate and doing nothing to stop it. But Joseph Holt of Kentucky, Secretary of War during Buchanan’s ... More


The War on Words: Slavery, Race, and Free Speech in American Literature

Michael T. Gilmore

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226294131
eISBN:
9780226294155
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226294155.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, American, 19th Century Literature

How did slavery and race impact American literature in the nineteenth century? This book argues that they were the carriers of linguistic restriction, and writers from Frederick Douglass to Stephen ... More


Southern Curiosities

Joseph Andrew Orser

in The Lives of Chang and Eng: Siam's Twins in Nineteenth-Century America

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9781469618302
eISBN:
9781469618326
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469618326.003.0006
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter explores how conjoined twins Chang and Eng Bunker, more famously known as the “Siamese twins,” came to symbolize America's disunion in general and the growing divide between North and ... More


Introduction

Michael T. Gilmore

in The War on Words: Slavery, Race, and Free Speech in American Literature

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226294131
eISBN:
9780226294155
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226294155.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, American, 19th Century Literature

This Introduction presents a short history of nineteenth-century American literature. It discusses the profound effect of the Civil War and the formation of radically distinct cultures, the age of ... More


Disunion!: The Coming of the American Civil War, 1789-1859

Elizabeth R. Varon

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807832325
eISBN:
9781469606200
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807887189_varon
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

In the decades of the early republic, Americans debating the fate of slavery often invoked the specter of disunion to frighten their opponents. As this book shows, “disunion” connoted the dissolution ... More


Epilogue The Rubicon Is Passed the War and Beyond

Elizabeth R. Varon

in Disunion!: The Coming of the American Civil War, 1789-1859

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807832325
eISBN:
9781469606200
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807887189_varon.15
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

This book argues that from the very founding of the United States, the “question of Union or Disunion” was inseparable from the issue of slavery's destiny. The central premise of American political ... More


Conclusion: Shall It Be Peace, or a Sword?

Gary W. Gallagher

in Lincoln and the Decision for War: The Northern Response to Secession

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807831885
eISBN:
9781469603797
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807886328_mcclintock.15
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

In conclusion, this book discusses Lincoln's challenge to secessionists to follow a course that would avert war. Seeing four possible outcomes of the crisis—compromise, peaceable secession, the use ... More


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