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by James L. Abrahamson


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James Abrahamson's book, The Men of Secession examines what can happen when the forces of radicalization overwhelm . The reader will gain a clearer understanding of the reason the North and South went to war in 1861

James Abrahamson's book, The Men of Secession examines what can happen when the forces of radicalization overwhelm those of moderation. He deals with radicals on both sides, but concentrates on Southern radicals. These men, such as William L. Yancey and Robert Barnwell Rhett, worked hard during the 1850's to lay the groundwork of radicalization, then, in the Democratic Party Convention of 1860, they struck, splintering the Party and ensuring Lincoln's election. The reader will gain a clearer understanding of the reason the North and South went to war in 1861.

The Men of Secession and Civil War, 1859-1861 traces the period from John Brown's 1859 Harper's Ferry raid to the Confederate attack on Fort Sumter and the subse-quent secession of the Upper South states in April 1861. This compelling, highly readable book focuses on the men who shaped the events that led to secession and the Civil War. Secessionists tore at the bonds that bound Americans to one another and their government as they maligned Northerners and found sinister intent in federal policy. But equally as adamant on the opposite side were the determined abolitionists and others in the North who sought to hold the Union together.

Lively and concise, The Men of Secession provides a general audience with a lucid guide to the nature and background of the secession crisis that exploded into the Civil Wa. American Revolutionary War Nonfiction Books.

Lively and concise, The Men of Secession provides a general audience with a lucid guide to the nature and background of the secession crisis that exploded into the Civil War. Especially praiseworthy is the emphasis on key individuals who hopes and fears drove the crisis forward. Easton Press Civil War (1861-65) Topic Antiquarian & Collectible Books.

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The American Civil War (also known by other names) was a civil war in the United States from 1861 to 1865, fought between the northern United States (loyal to the Union) and the southern United States (that had seceded from the Union and formed the . .

The American Civil War (also known by other names) was a civil war in the United States from 1861 to 1865, fought between the northern United States (loyal to the Union) and the southern United States (that had seceded from the Union and formed the Confederacy). The civil war began primarily as a result of the long-standing controversy over the enslavement of black people.

1859 Harper's Ferry raid to the Confederate attack on Fort Sumter and the subse-quent secession of the Upper South states in April 1861. by James L. Abrahamson.

The American Civil War was made inevitable when, in response to growing Northern resistance to the practice of.Abrahamson, James L. The Men of Secession and Civil War, 1859-1861.

The American Civil War was made inevitable when, in response to growing Northern resistance to the practice of slavery, several Southern states began to secede from the union. That process was the end game of a political battle that had been undertaken between the North and South shortly after the American Revolution. The election of Abraham Lincoln in 1860 was the final straw for many southerners. The American Crisis Series: Books on the Civil War Era, Wilmington, Delaware: Rowman & Littlefield, 2000. The Economic Origins of the Civil Wa.

Was the Civil War that important? Certainly the subject is insanely popular .

Was the Civil War that important? Certainly the subject is insanely popular with amateur history buffs and even quite a few professional historians. Is there an inch of battleground, a day or a minute between 1861 and 1865 left unexamined by some historian somewhere? Surely not. But the library of books about the Civil War that now exists-and is sure to swell during the war’s sesquicentennial which begins this week-is absolutely worth it. The Civil War was not just the bloodiest American conflict. It was also the war that settled who we are as a nation, a war whose outcome and rhetoric have defined us ever after.

The American Civil war was fought between 1861-1865. This war is also known as the War Between the States. This war was the consequence of the eleven Southern slave states declaring their separation from the United States. These slaves had formed the Confederate States of America or the Confederacy, under the guidance of Jefferson Davis. The American Civil War. Background of The American Civil War. In 1860 Republican Party leader, Abraham Lincoln had won the Presidential elections.

This compelling, highly readable book focuses on the men who shaped the events that led to secession and the Civil War. Secessionists tore at the bonds that bound Americans to one another and their government as they maligned Northerners and found sinister intent in federal policy. But equally as adamant on the opposite side were the determined abolitionists and others in the North who sought to hold the Union together.

Tariffs, the loss of political power, and the antislavery movement were all taking their toll on the South, but it took specific individuals and groups to bring to action the causes they believed in and thus to alter the course of history. The Men of Secession and Civil War, 1859-1861 traces the period from John Brown's 1859 Harper's Ferry raid to the Confederate attack on Fort Sumter and the subse-quent secession of the Upper South states in April 1861.

The cast of characters in this book includes abolitionists John Brown and Salmon P. Chase; President Abraham Lincoln; U.S. Senator Stephen Douglas; Andrew Johnson, whom Lincoln named his vice president in 1864; secessionists Jefferson Davis, Roger Taney, and Barnwell Rhett; John Breckenridge, the 1860 presidential nominee of the Southern Democratic Party; and Tennessee Senator John Bell.

The Men of Secession and Civil War is a useful volume for Civil War courses.


Comments: (5)

Gandree
This book is an excellently written, and often insightfull accout of the men who convinced the south to rebel. It gives the basic backgroud on the radicals for both sides and then goes into the basic details of the election of 1860 and how the southern fire eaters assured a victory by Lincoln.
The book was easy to read; maintianing good detail without loseing the scope of the book. This is a great book for anyone who is interested in this topic. My only problem with the book is that its scope could have been a little wider, and the history placed more in context. I read this as supplemental reading to a collage history course, if that puts this review in a little more context.
Anicasalar
Abrahamson presents a succinct, factual account the men and issues that brought about the American Civil War. He explores the personalities and plans of fireaters like Robert Rhett and William Yancey of the South, and politicians such as Steven A. Douglas and abolitionists such as Salmon P. Chase of the North. The reader will gain a clearer understanding of the reason the North and South went to war in 1861. Well researched and clearly written, appropriate for students of all ages.
godlike
I'm sorry this was just a snoozer. I enjoy the period but this is just a $10 reusable sleeping pill. Which I guess can be a good thing
BeatHoWin
I bought this book as a Christmas present for my nephew, who is a history major in college. He loved it and now has spoken with the author on several occasions. It is evidently used as a textbook and makes for a wonderful course. (It was MUCH cheaper here than at other sources.)
Juce
James Abrahamson's book, The Men of Secession examines what can happen when the forces of radicalization overwhelm those of moderation. He deals with radicals on both sides, but concentrates on Southern radicals. These men, such as William L. Yancey and Robert Barnwell Rhett, worked hard during the 1850's to lay the groundwork of radicalization, then, in the Democratic Party Convention of 1860, they struck, splintering the Party and ensuring Lincoln's election.
As the publishing company's name suggests, this book is scholarly, but accessible for most readers. My main critique of the work is that Abrahamson devotes relatively little attention to Northern radicals. The book starts out addressing John Brown and Salmon Chase, then mostly drops further discussion of Northern radicalism. This present the impression that Southern radicalization occured in a vacuum. Northern approval of John Brown's Raid on Harper's Ferry, Virginia and Northern State "Personal Liberty Laws" both weighed heavily on moderate Southern minds. Southern radicals played on this to get most Southerners off the fence and on their side.
Overall, a good effort and a good read. To get much detail on the Southern perspective, however, you will have to look elsewhere.
The Men of Secession and Civil War, 1859-1861 (The American Crisis Series: Books on the Civil War Era) download epub
Americas
Author: James L. Abrahamson
ISBN: 0842028188
Category: History
Subcategory: Americas
Language: English
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (April 1, 2000)
Pages: 186 pages