Lincoln and the Decision for War: The Northern Response to Secession

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Univ of North Carolina Press, 2008 - History - 388 pages
When Abraham Lincoln's election in 1860 prompted several Southern states to secede, the North was sharply divided over how to respond. In this groundbreaking book, the first major study in over fifty years of how the North handled the secession crisis, Ru
 

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User Review  - anthonywillard - LibraryThing

This is a political history of the northern states in the roughly six months from Lincoln's election to the bombardment of Fort Sumter. It is thorough and excruciatingly detailed. It is also ... Read full review

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User Review  - Schmerguls - LibraryThing

Though I have read books on Fort Sumter (W. A. Swanberg's First Blood (read 25 Nov 1990) and Maury Klein's Days of Defiance (read 5 Aug 2008) this book deals with the events in the North after Lincoln ... Read full review

Contents

Introduction
1
The Election of 1860
14
November
30
Early December
60
Late December
85
DecemberJanuary
105
JanuaryFebruary
133
JanuaryFebruary Revisited
165
March
187
MarchApril
226
AprilMay
254
Shall It Be Peace or a Sword?
275
Notes
281
Bibliography
341
Index
371
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