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Secessionists triumphant [electronic resource] : 1854-1861 / William W. Freehling.

By: Freehling, William W, 1935-.
Material type: TextTextSeries: Road to disunion: 2.Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 2007Description: 1 online resource (xvi, 605 p.) : ill., maps.ISBN: 9781441606662 (electronic bk.); 1441606661 (electronic bk.); 9780195058154 (hbk.); 0195058151 (hbk.).Subject(s): Secession | United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Causes | Southern States -- Politics and government -- 1775-1865 | United States -- Politics and government -- 1815-1861 | HISTORY | Electronic booksGenre/Form: Electronic books. | Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Road to disunion. Volume 2, Secessionists triumphant, 1854-1861.DDC classification: 973.7/11 Online resources: EBSCOhost
Contents:
Part I: Better economic times generate worse democratic dilemmas -- Democracy and despotism, 1776-1854: road, volume I revisited -- Economic bonanza, 1850-1860 -- Part II: The climactic ideological frustrations -- James Henry Hammond and the unsolvable proslavery puzzle -- The three imperfect solutions -- The puzzling future and the infuriating scapegoats -- Part III: The climactic political frustrations -- Bleeding Kansas and bloody Sumner -- The scattering of the ex-Whigs -- James Buchanan's precarious election -- The president-elect as the Dred Scotts' judge -- The climactic Kansas crisis -- Caribbean delusions -- Reopening the African slave trade -- Reenslaving free Blacks -- Part IV: John Brown and three other men coincidentally named John -- John Brown and violent invasion -- John G. Fee and religious invasion -- John Underwood and economic invasion -- John Clark and political invasion -- Part V: The election of 1860 -- Yancey's lethal abstraction -- The democracy's Charleston Convention -- The democracy's Baltimore Convention -- Suspicious Southerners and Lincoln's election -- Part VI: South Carolina dares -- The state's rights justification -- The motivation -- The tactics and tacticians -- The triumph, Coda: did the coincidence change history? -- Part VII: Lower South landslide, Upper South stalemate -- Alexander Stephen's fleeting moment, Coda: did Stephen's and Hammond's personalities change history? -- Southwestern Separatists' tactics and messages -- Compromise rejected -- Military explosions -- Snowball rolling -- Upper South stalemate -- Stalemate-and the South-shattered, Coda: how did slavery cause the Civil War?
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Part I: Better economic times generate worse democratic dilemmas -- Democracy and despotism, 1776-1854: road, volume I revisited -- Economic bonanza, 1850-1860 -- Part II: The climactic ideological frustrations -- James Henry Hammond and the unsolvable proslavery puzzle -- The three imperfect solutions -- The puzzling future and the infuriating scapegoats -- Part III: The climactic political frustrations -- Bleeding Kansas and bloody Sumner -- The scattering of the ex-Whigs -- James Buchanan's precarious election -- The president-elect as the Dred Scotts' judge -- The climactic Kansas crisis -- Caribbean delusions -- Reopening the African slave trade -- Reenslaving free Blacks -- Part IV: John Brown and three other men coincidentally named John -- John Brown and violent invasion -- John G. Fee and religious invasion -- John Underwood and economic invasion -- John Clark and political invasion -- Part V: The election of 1860 -- Yancey's lethal abstraction -- The democracy's Charleston Convention -- The democracy's Baltimore Convention -- Suspicious Southerners and Lincoln's election -- Part VI: South Carolina dares -- The state's rights justification -- The motivation -- The tactics and tacticians -- The triumph, Coda: did the coincidence change history? -- Part VII: Lower South landslide, Upper South stalemate -- Alexander Stephen's fleeting moment, Coda: did Stephen's and Hammond's personalities change history? -- Southwestern Separatists' tactics and messages -- Compromise rejected -- Military explosions -- Snowball rolling -- Upper South stalemate -- Stalemate-and the South-shattered, Coda: how did slavery cause the Civil War?

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