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A Town Dividing

Robert Tracy McKenzie

in Lincolnites and Rebels: A Divided Town in the American Civil War

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195182941
eISBN:
9780199788897
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195182941.003.0004
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This chapter focuses on Knoxville during the seven-month period between the election of Abraham Lincoln and the secession of Tennessee. It outlines the argument for disunion offered by local ... More


The religious logic of secession

Mitchell Snay

in Gospel of Disunion: Religion and Separatism in the Antebellum South

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807846872
eISBN:
9781469616162
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9780807846872.003.0006
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

The chapter opens with a discussion on the election of Abraham Lincoln and his impact on the secession crisis. This development resulted in several slave states from the upper South seceding from the ... More


Introduction and Overview

Shearer Davis Bowman

in At the Precipice: Americans North and South during the Secession Crisis

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807833926
eISBN:
9781469606248
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807895672_bowman.4
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

This book begins with a discussion of the sectional controversy over slavery in the territories of the trans-Mississippi West. Although it was strongly linked with different interpretations of state ... More


Religion and the formation of a Southern national ideology

Mitchell Snay

in Gospel of Disunion: Religion and Separatism in the Antebellum South

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807846872
eISBN:
9781469616162
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9780807846872.003.0007
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

The chapter focuses on the formation of Southern national ideology. Examining the creation of Southern religious nationalism provides another perspective for viewing the strong relationship between ... More


The Second Party System and Its Legacy: The Careers of John Bell, John C. Breckinridge, Howell Cobb, Stephen A. Douglas, John Tyler, and Martin Van Buren

Shearer Davis Bowman

in At the Precipice: Americans North and South during the Secession Crisis

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807833926
eISBN:
9781469606248
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807895672_bowman.7
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

This chapter focuses on the second American party system, the era of which extended from the mid-1820s into the mid-1850s. The chapter argues that the era warrants extended discussion in any analysis ... More


Introduction: Where Is the Great Statesman? Henry Clay’s Republic

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/9781469633787.003.0001
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

The Introduction provides an overview of how many people in the Border South states of Delaware, Maryland, Kentucky, and Missouri – a region where political actors had traditionally favored ... More


Last Ditches: Union Meetings, the Election of 1860, and the Secession Crisis

Matthew Mason

in Apostle of Union: A Political Biography of Edward Everett

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9781469628608
eISBN:
9781469628622
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469628608.003.0009
Subject:
History, Political History

This chapter examines attempts to translate the appeal of Unionism into politics, and Everett’s role in those efforts. It analyses the nature and importance of mass Union meetings held in dozens of ... More


The Essence of Anarchy: Secession and the War against Slaveholders

Adam I. P. Smith

in The Stormy Present: Conservatism and the Problem of Slavery in Northern Politics, 1846-1865

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781469633893
eISBN:
9781469633909
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469633893.003.0007
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

This chapter explains how the firing on Fort Sumter resolved Northerners’ dilemma about how to respond to secession. Many in the North felt a profound sense of betrayal, having tried until the last ... 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


Prelude to Armageddon: James Buchanan, Brigham Young, and a President’s Initiation to Bloodshed

WILLIAM P. MACKINNON

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/9780813044262.003.0003
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This chapter analyzes James Buchanan’s unexpected March 1857 decision to resolve “the Mormon problem”-Brigham Young’s autocratic and highly controversial performance as Utah Territory’s governor-by ... More


Land-Development Politics and the American Civil War

Adam Wesley Dean

in An Agrarian Republic: Farming, Antislavery Politics, and Nature Parks in the Civil War Era

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9781469619910
eISBN:
9781469623139
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469619910.003.0003
Subject:
History, Environmental History

This chapter deals directly with the Civil War, exploring the secession crisis in California, wartime federal policy, and the beliefs of Union soldiers. Each of these episodes shows how Republican ... More


Keziah Goodwyn Hopkins Brevard and Sojourner Truth: Faith, Race, and Gender

Shearer Davis Bowman

in At the Precipice: Americans North and South during the Secession Crisis

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807833926
eISBN:
9781469606248
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807895672_bowman.10
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

This chapter focuses on the extraordinary diary kept by Keziah Goodwyn Hopkins Brevard, a pietistic Christian and slaveholding widow in South Carolina during the secession crisis. Her journal reveals ... More


Military Reconstruction under Sickles

Mark L. Bradley

in Bluecoats and Tar Heels: Soldiers and Civilians in Reconstruction North Carolina

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813125077
eISBN:
9780813135120
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813125077.003.0007
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

Maj. Gen. Daniel Edgar Sickles was the Second Military District's commander, and was recognized by many to be one of the most flamboyant participants in various American issues during the period. ... More


Lincoln and the Politics of Slavery: The Other Thirteenth Amendment and the Struggle to Save the Union

Daniel W. Crofts

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9781469627311
eISBN:
9781469627335
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469627311.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

This landmark book examines a little-known episode in the most celebrated aspect of Abraham Lincoln’s life: his role as the “Great Emancipator.” Lincoln always hated slavery, but he also believed it ... More


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