Lincoln and His Party in the Secession Crisis / Edition 1

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**** Reprint of the esteemed Yale U. Press edition of 1942 (cited in BCL3) with a new introduction (20 p.) by Daniel W. Crofts. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780807120279
  • Publisher: Louisiana State University Press
  • Publication date: 11/1/1995
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 464
  • Product dimensions: 5.00 (w) x 8.00 (h) x 1.03 (d)

Meet the Author

David M. Potter was Coe Professor of American History at Stanford University. He was the author of several books, including People of Plenty: Economic Abundance and The National Character and The Impending Crisis, 1848--1861.

Daniel W. Crofts is professor of history at Trenton State University. He is the author of Old Southampton: Politics and Society in a Virginia County, 1824-1869 and Reluctant Confederates: Upper South Unionists and the Secession Crisis.

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Table of Contents

Preface to the 1942 Edition
Preface to the 1962 Edition
I The Shopworn Threat of Secession 1
II The Irrepressible Conflict within the Republican Party 20
III Certain Republicans Discover a New Crisis and an Old Compromise 45
IV Interregnum in the Republican Party 75
V Conservative Pressure Demoralizes the Republican Ranks 112
VI Lincolns Perilous Silence 134
VII Lincoln Marshals His Party against Compromise 156
VIII Partisan Leaders and the Popular Will 188
IX The Alternative of Voluntary Reconstruction 219
X Prerequisites to Reunion 249
XI The Secession Fever in Quarantine 280
XII Lincoln's Formula for Peace and Union 315
XIII The Last Phase of Peacable Reconstruction 336
Bibliographical Note 376
Index 389
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