Road to Disunion Secessionists at Bay, 1776-1854

ISBN-10: 0195072596

ISBN-13: 9780195072594

Edition: 1990 (Reprint)

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Description: This first volume of William Freehling's long-awaited, monumental study of the south's road to disunion offers a sweeping social history of the antebellum South from 1776 to 1854. All the dramatic events leading to secession are here from the Missouri Compromise to the Kansas-Nebraska Act, as are the major figures of the era, including Jefferson Davis, John C. Calhoun, Andrew Jackson, Thomas Jefferson, Nat Turner, and Frederick Douglass. Drawing heavily on contemporary sources, such as diaries and letters, Freehling evokes all the colour and cruelty of the vanished Old South and reveals the significant divisions of opinion that prevailed even in the slave states.

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List price: $29.95
Copyright year: 1990
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 12/5/1991
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 656
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 1.75" tall
Weight: 2.310
Language: English

Preface
Prologue the Spirit of Montgomery
a Swing Around the Southern Circle
St. Louis to New Orleans
New Orleans to Charleston to Baltimore to St. Louis
Social Control in a Despots' Democracy
Mastering Consenting White Folk
the Domestic Charade, I: Massa's Act
the Domestic Charade, Ii: Cuffee's Act
Democrats as Lynchers
Conditional Termination in the Early Upper South
Conditional Termination in the Early Republic
the Missouri Controversy
Class Revolt in Virginia, I: Anti-Egalitarianism Attacked
Class Revolt in Virginia, Ii: Slavery Besieged
Not-So-Conditional Termination in the Northern Chesapeake
Nondecisive Decision in South Carolina
Origins of South Carolina Eccentricity, I: Economic and Political Foundations
Origins of South Carolina Eccentricity, Ii: Cultural Foundations
the First Confrontation Crisis, I: Calhoun Versus Jackson
the First Confrontation Crisis, Ii: South Carolina Versus the South
the Gag Rule and the Politics of """"Mere"""" Words
the Reorganization of Southern Politics
the Gag Rule, I: Mr. Hammond's Mysterious Motion
the Gag Rule, Ii: Mr. Pinckney's Controversial Compromise
the Gag Rule, III Mr. Johnson's Ironic Intransigence
the Annexation of Texas
Anti-Annexation as Manifest Destiny
an Extremist's Zany Pilgrimage
the Administration's Decision
Southern Democrats' Decision
the Electorate's Decision
the Congressional Decision
Crisis at Midcentury
Loaded Words, Loathsome Collaborations
Southern Convention, Without a South
the Armistice of 1850
the Paralysis of the Old Order
the Kansas-Nebraska Act, I: Confrontation in Missouri""""
the Kansas-Nebraska Act, Ii: Decision in Congress
Abbreviations Used in Notes
Notes
Index
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