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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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