The Resource Secession winter : when the Union fell apart., Robert J. Cook, William L. Barney, Elizabeth R. Varon ; [foreword, Jarod Roll]

Secession winter : when the Union fell apart., Robert J. Cook, William L. Barney, Elizabeth R. Varon ; [foreword, Jarod Roll]

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Secession winter : when the Union fell apart.
Title
Secession winter
Title remainder
when the Union fell apart.
Statement of responsibility
Robert J. Cook, William L. Barney, Elizabeth R. Varon ; [foreword, Jarod Roll]
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Language
eng
Summary
Politicians and opinion leaders on both sides of the Mason-Dixon line struggled to formulate coherent responses to the secession of the Deep South states in December 1860 and early 1861. Then a confederate attack on Fort Sumter in mid-April 1861 triggered civil war and prompted the departure of four Upper South States from the Union. Here three senior historians explore the robust debates that took place between these momentous events. For five months in the winter of 1860-61, Americans did not know for certain that war was upon them. Some hoped for a compromise; others wanted a fight. Many struggled to understand what was happening to their country. Robert J. Cook, William L. Arney, and Elizabeth R. Varon take approaches to this period that combine political, economic, and social-cultural lines of analysis. Rather than focus on whether civil conflict was inevitable, they look at the political parties, whites and nonwhites, elites and masses, men and women. Every individual, Northern and Southern had to make a sometimes painful decision. The authors include the voices of Unionists and Whig Party moderates who had much to lose and upcountry folk who owned no slaves and did not particularly like those who did. Barney contends that white southerners were driven to secede by anxiety and guilt over slavery. Varon takes a new look at Robert E. Lee's decision to cast his lot with the confederacy. Cook demonstrate how both Northern and Southern politicians claimed the rightness of their cause by constructing selective narratives of historical grievances. Secession Winter explores the fact of contingency and reminds readers and students that nothing was foreordained. -- [Taken from the back cover of the book.]
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1958-
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Cook, Robert J.
Index
index present
LC call number
E459
LC item number
.C76 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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1963-
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  • Barney, William L
  • Varon, Elizabeth R.
  • Roll, Jarod
Series statement
The Marcus Cunliffe lecture series
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  • Lee, Robert E.
  • Lee, Robert E.
  • Lee, Robert E.
  • American Civil War (1861-1865)
  • Secession
  • Slavery
  • Collective memory
  • Amerikaanse burgeroorlog
  • Oorsprong
  • Ontstaansgeschiedenis
  • Collective memory
  • Political science
  • Secession
  • Slavery
  • War
  • Sezessionskrieg
  • Confederate States of America
  • United States
  • Verenigde Staten
  • Southern States
  • United States
  • United States
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Secession winter : when the Union fell apart., Robert J. Cook, William L. Barney, Elizabeth R. Varon ; [foreword, Jarod Roll]
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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txt
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rdacontent
Contents
Introduction : the secession crisis as a study in conflict resolution -- Rush to disaster : secession and the slaves' revenge / William L. Barney -- "Save in defense of my native state" : a new look at Robert E. Lee's decision to join the Confederacy / Elizabeth R. Varon -- "Their object is to hide the truth" : historical memory and the coming of the American Civil War / Robert J. Cook
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
vii, 119 pages
Isbn
9781421408958
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2012027076
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unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
40022179625
System control number
  • (OCoLC)801219404
  • (OCoLC)ocn801219404
Label
Secession winter : when the Union fell apart., Robert J. Cook, William L. Barney, Elizabeth R. Varon ; [foreword, Jarod Roll]
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction : the secession crisis as a study in conflict resolution -- Rush to disaster : secession and the slaves' revenge / William L. Barney -- "Save in defense of my native state" : a new look at Robert E. Lee's decision to join the Confederacy / Elizabeth R. Varon -- "Their object is to hide the truth" : historical memory and the coming of the American Civil War / Robert J. Cook
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
vii, 119 pages
Isbn
9781421408958
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2012027076
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
40022179625
System control number
  • (OCoLC)801219404
  • (OCoLC)ocn801219404

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