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“A Contest of Passion, Not Reason”: Secession, War, and the Roots of Protective Nationalism

Jarret Ruminski

in The Limits of Loyalty: Ordinary People in Civil War Mississippi

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781496813961
eISBN:
9781496814005
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496813961.003.0002
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

Chapter 1 focuses on Mississippians’ reaction to Abraham Lincoln’s election, and it explains how overly zealous Fire-Eaters planted the seeds of protective nationalism that fueled the state’s ... More


Prologue: War Comes to Mississippi

Michael B. Ballard

in The Civil War in Mississippi: Major Campaigns and Battles

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781604738421
eISBN:
9781604738438
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781604738421.003.0001
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

This Prologue describes Mississippi’s readiness for war. The prospect of civil war did not frighten Mississippi fire-eaters, so-called because of their fiery defense of slavery and secession as ... More


Remaining Steadfast to the Right, 1859

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/9780252038464.003.0007
Subject:
History, Political History

This chapter examines Abraham Lincoln and Owen Lovejoy's antislavery campaign in 1859. Although he lost in the state legislature in the 1858 elections, Lincoln won the support of legislators ... More


The Confederacy: A Slaveholder’s Republic

William L. Barney

in Rebels in the Making: The Secession Crisis and the Birth of the Confederacy

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
April 2020
ISBN:
9780190076085
eISBN:
9780190076115
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190076085.003.0010
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century, Political History

In forming the Confederate States of America at a convention in Montgomery, Alabama, in February 1861, the delegates made the protection of slavery their top priority. They wrote into the Provisional ... More


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