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Knights of the Golden Circle Secret Empire, Southern Secession, Civil War

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ISBN-10: 0807150045

ISBN-13: 9780807150047

Edition: 2013

Authors: David C. Keehn

List price: $39.95
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Based on years of exhaustive and meticulous research, David C. Keehn's study provides the first comprehensive analysis of the Knights of the Golden Circle, a secret southern society that initially sought to establish a slave-holding empire in the "Golden Circle" region of Mexico, the Caribbean, and Central America. Keehn reveals the origins, rituals, structure, and complex history of this mysterious group, including its later involvement in the secession movement. Members supported southern governors in precipitating disunion, filled the ranks of the nascent Confederate Army, and organized rearguard actions during the Civil War. The Knights of the Golden Circle emerged around 1858 when a…    
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Book details

List price: $39.95
Copyright year: 2013
Publisher: Louisiana State University Press
Publication date: 4/15/2013
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 320
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.364
Language: English

List of Illustrations
Prologue: The Shadowy Knights
Powerful Antecedents
Formal Organization
The Drive for Mexico
A Regional Coalition
Transforming to Secession
The Paramilitary's Core
Seizure of Federal Forts and Arsenals
The Plot to Seize the District of Columbia
Rustling Texas Out of the Union
Spreading Secession
Call to Arms
The Struggle for Kentucky
A Rejuvenated KGC?
Epilogue
Acknowledgments
Notes
Bibliography
Index