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America's Longest Siege Charleston, Slavery, and the Slow March Toward Civil War

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ISBN-10: 1468308920

ISBN-13: 9781468308921

Edition: N/A

Authors: Joseph Kelly

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In 1863, Union forces surrounded the city of Charleston. Their vise-like grip on the harbor would hold the city hostage for nearly two years, becoming the longest siege in the history of modern warfare. But for almost two centuries prior, a singular ideology forged among the headstrong citizens of Charleston had laid a different sort of siege to a complicit American South—the promulgation of the brutal, deplorable, and immensely profitable institution of slavery. In America’s Longest Siege, Joseph Kelly examines the nation’s long struggle with its “peculiar institution” through the hotly contested debates in the city at the center of the slave trade. Kelly also explores the dissenters who tried—and ultimately failed—to stop the oncoming Civil War.
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Book details

List price: $16.95
Publisher: Overlook Press, The
Publication date: 8/13/2014
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 384
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.50" tall
Weight: 1.034
Language: English

Joseph Kelly (PhD, University of Texas, Austin) is Professor of English at the College of Charleston. He is the author of America's Longest Siege: Charleston, Slavery, and the Slow March to Civil War and Our Joyce: From Outcast to Icon.