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The Pinch: American Nationalism in Crisis

Quigley Paul

in Shifting Grounds: Nationalism and the American South, 1848–1865

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199735488
eISBN:
9780199918584
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199735488.003.0003
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This chapter traces the road to secession. Most white southerners came to support secession not because of a positive embrace of southern nationalism, but rather because their attachment to the Union ... More


Compromise May Restore the Union, but the Sword Can Never Preserve It: The Unionist Offensive, Conditional Unionism, and the Vital Center, Mid-January–March 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/9781469633787.003.0006
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

This chapter continues the story of the Unionist Offensive in the Border South, carrying it through the tumultuous period when six Lower South states followed South Carolina out of the Union. The ... More


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