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The Imperiled Union : Essays on the Background of the Civil War - Kenneth M. Stampp

The Imperiled Union

Essays on the Background of the Civil War

Paperback Published: 17th September 1981
ISBN: 9780195029918
Number Of Pages: 320

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A collection of essays by a master historian. Amongst the subjects that Stampp tackles are the inevitability of the Civil War and the truth about why the confederacy actually died. The other essays are a mix of historiography and analysis of issues including Lincoln's role in reinforcing Fort Sumter, the impact of psychology in trading slaves, and the role of racism in the Republican Party.

"Exceptionally good reading."--Reviews in American History "It is difficult to believe that any subsequent historian will improve upon Stampp's masterful review of these controversial and conflicting theories of Civil War causation."--David Herbert Donald, The New Republic "Excellent all around....truly a superb work."--Eric Tscheschlok, Florida Atlantic University

Unum aut Plures?
The Concept of a Perpetual Unionp. 3
Two Controversies over Slavery
Rebels and Sambos: The Search for the Negro's Personality in Slaveryp. 39
Time on the Cross: A Humanistic Perspectivep. 72
Republicans and the Sectional Crisis
Race, Slavery, and the Republican Party of the 1850sp. 105
The Republican National Convention of 1860p. 136
Lincoln and the Secession Crisisp. 163
Civil War Causes and Consequences
The Irrepressible Conflictp. 191
The Southern Road to Appomattoxp. 246
Notesp. 271
Indexp. 309
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ISBN: 9780195029918
ISBN-10: 0195029917
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 320
Published: 17th September 1981
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 21.59 x 14.05  x 2.03
Weight (kg): 0.28