Lincoln and the decision for war : the northern response to secession /

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 50 years of how the North handled the secession crisis, McClintock follows the decision-making proces...

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Author / Creator: McClintock, Russell.
Format: eBook Electronic
Language notes:English.
Imprint: Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, ©2008.
Series:Civil War America (Series)
Online Access:Click here for full text at JSTOR
Table of Contents:
  • Preface
  • Introduction
  • 1. On the Brink of the Precipice: The Election of 1860
  • 2. I Would Not Endanger the Perpetuity of This Union: November
  • 3. Proportions of Which I Had but a Faint Conception: Early December
  • 4. The Issues of the Late Campaign Are Obsolete: Late December
  • 5. We Know Not What a Day or Two or an Hour May Bring Forth: December-January
  • 6. One's Opinions Change Fast in Revolutionary Times: January-February
  • 7. The Storm Is Weathered: January-February, Revisited
  • 8. A Calm Pervades the Political World: March
  • 9. Any Decision Would Be Preferable to This Uncertainty: March-April
  • 10. Everybody Now Is for the Union: April-May
  • Conclusion: Shall It Be Peace, or a Sword?
  • Notes
  • Bibliography
  • Index