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U. S. Constitution and Secession A Documentary Anthology of Slavery and White Supremacy

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ISBN-10: 0700626263

ISBN-13: 9780700626267

Edition: 2018

Authors: Dwight T. Pitcaithley

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Five months after the election of Abraham Lincoln, which had revealed the fracturing state of the nation, Confederates fired on Fort Sumter and the fight for the Union began in earnest. This documentary reader offers a firsthand look at the constitutional debates that consumed the country in those fraught five months. Day by day, week by week, these documents chart the political path, and the insurmountable differences, that led directly--but not inevitably--to the American Civil War. At issue in these debates is the nature of the U.S. Constitution with regard to slavery. Editor Dwight Pitcaithley provides expert guidance through the speeches and discussions that took place over Secession…    
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Book details

Copyright year: 2018
Publisher: University Press of Kansas
Publication date: 5/4/2018
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 400
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 0.770
Language: English