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We Know No Lecompton Here: Cross-Partisan Relationships and the Fight over Kansas

Rachel A. Shelden

in Washington Brotherhood: Politics, Social Life, and the Coming of the Civil War

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9781469610856
eISBN:
9781469612683
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469610856.003.0008
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

This chapter describes John Jordan Crittenden as part of a dying breed. The seventy-year old senator from Kentucky had been one of the earliest supporters of the Whig Party from its inception in the ... More


What Ought Patriots to Do?: The Unionist Offensive in the Border South, November 1860–Mid-January 1861

Michael D. Robinson

in Union Indivisible: Secession and the Politics of Slavery in the Border South

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781469633787
eISBN:
9781469633794
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469633787.003.0005
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

This chapter explains the development of the Unionist Offensive, which was an effort by Border South moderates to sustain the region’s pro-Union mind-set in the weeks after the election of Republican ... More


Washington Brotherhood: Politics, Social Life, and the Coming of the Civil War

Rachel A. Shelden

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9781469610856
eISBN:
9781469612683
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9781469610863_Shelden
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

Traditional portrayals of politicians in antebellum Washington, D.C., describe a violent and divisive society, full of angry debates and violent duels, a microcosm of the building animosity ... More


Holding Firmly to Their Promises, 1861

William F. Moore and Jane Ann Moore

in Collaborators for Emancipation: Abraham Lincoln and Owen Lovejoy

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252038464
eISBN:
9780252096341
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252038464.003.0009
Subject:
History, Political History

This chapter examines Abraham Lincoln and Owen Lovejoy's unwavering commitment to the antislavery cause during Lincoln's first year in office amid the eruption of hostilities between northern and ... More


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