By William W. Freehling
It truly is one of many nice questions of yankee history--why did the Southern states bolt from the Union and aid precipitate the Civil conflict? Now, acclaimed historian William W. Freehling deals a brand new solution, within the ultimate quantity of his enormous heritage the line to Disunion. here's historical past within the grand demeanour, a robust narrative peopled with dozens of memorable photographs, telling this significant tale with ability and enjoy. Freehling highlights the entire key moments at the highway to struggle, together with the violence in Bleeding Kansas, Preston Brooks's beating of Charles Sumner within the Senate chambers, the Dred Scott choice, John Brown's raid on Harper's Ferry, and lots more and plenty extra. As Freehling exhibits, the election of Abraham Lincoln sparked a political quandary, yet at the beginning such a lot Southerners took a wary strategy, prepared to attend and spot what Lincoln may do--especially, even if he could take any opposed measures opposed to the South. yet at this second, the extraordinary fringe within the South took cost, first in South Carolina and Mississippi, yet then during the reduce South, sounding the drum roll for secession. certainly, the line to Disunion is the 1st ebook to totally rfile how this made up our minds minority of Southern hotspurs took carry of the secessionist factor and, aided by way of a sequence of fortuitous occasions, drove the South out of the Union. Freehling offers compelling profiles of the leaders of this movement--many of them contributors of the South Carolina elite. during the narrative, he conjures up an international of attention-grabbing characters and locations as he captures the drama of 1 of America's such a lot important--and least understood--stories. The long-awaited sequel to the award-winning Secessionists at Bay, which was once hailed as "the most crucial heritage of the outdated South ever published," this quantity concludes an incredible contribution to our knowing of the Civil battle. A compelling, vibrant portrait of the ultimate years of the antebellum South, the line to Disunion will stand as an enormous heritage of its topic.
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Here, an especially top-heavy social structure lent an especially intractable aristocratic mentality to the slaveholder as republican. But rice and Sea Island cotton only flourished within a few dozen miles of the Atlantic Ocean. Few eighteenth-century entrepreneurs could envision a staple to grow in the thousands of miles west of the coastal swamps. At first, capitalists considered the Lower South too far north to grow the lush South American money crops, coffee and sugar. The Lower South also seemed too far south to grow the Upper South’s crucial cash crop, tobacco.
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S. coastal jungles. With slavery also a New England legality and reality, the institution was as national as the American Revolution. Slavery also posed the greatest national embarrassment to those who would build a nation atop the Declaration’s foundations. The more northern of the original thirteen states, by striking against the embarrassment, first indicated slavery’s special peril in republican America. But the qualified nature of the first strike also indicated slavery’s special strength in this especially republican (for white men) culture.