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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


The Mississippi Secession Convention: Delegates and Deliberations in Politics and War, 1861-1865

Timothy B. Smith

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9781628460971
eISBN:
9781626740563
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781628460971.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

This book is the first full treatment of any secession convention to date. Studying the Mississippi convention of 1861 offers insight into how and why southern states seceded and the effects of such ... More


. Patriots or Traitors: Unionists in Civil War Mississippi

Thomas D. Cockrell

in Of Times and Race: Essays Inspired by John F. Marszalek

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781617036392
eISBN:
9781621030522
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617036392.003.0002
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter focuses on Unionism and the activities of Unionists in the southern states during the Civil War. It looks at those areas of Mississippi, such as Piney Woods and Natchez, and classes of ... More


Chapter One

Nancy Disher Baird

in Josie Underwood's Civil War Diary

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813125312
eISBN:
9780813135151
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813125312.003.0002
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

Josie began her diary in early December as she prepared to visit with her sister and brother-in-law in Memphis. The diary chronicled a slave wedding, parties, social calls, and romantic visits that ... More


The Value of Union: Antebellum Commemoration and the Coming of the Civil War

Thomas A. Chambers

in Memories of War: Visiting Battlegrounds and Bonefields in the Early American Republic

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801448676
eISBN:
9780801465673
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801448676.003.0006
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This chapter explores increased interest in commemorating the Revolutionary War during the antebellum period. More than during any other time period to date, antebellum Americans sought out ... More


New Banks

Mark W. Geiger

in Financial Fraud and Guerrilla Violence in Missouri's Civil War, 1861-1865

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300151510
eISBN:
9780300151527
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300151510.003.0003
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

This chapter reveals that Missouri's branch banks, which played a critical role in financing the secession movement in Missouri, were with few exceptions of recent origin when the war started. Until ... More


Burr’s Formation, 1800–1804

Michael J. Drexler and Ed White

in The Traumatic Colonel: The Founding Fathers, Slavery, and the Phantasmatic Aaron Burr

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9781479871674
eISBN:
9781479888160
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479871674.003.0005
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

This chapter looks at the figure of Aaron Burr, the “traumatic colonel” of the book's title, as the anomalous figure hovering at the margins of the Founders proper. The significance of Burr is ... More


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