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From the Publisher"This fine analytic book anatomizes the currents of need at the time, the efforts of the many varied cultures to cope with them, and the results."
-Journal of American Cultures
"With deft strokes, McClintock describes the various competing concepts of union among Republicans, Democrats and others and discovers that in the end they agreed that representative democracy must oppose disunion or else self-government itself would be lost. . . . More than any other scholar, McClintock incisively shows that in the end the North and Lincoln simply could not let the South go. Highly recommended."
. . . [W]ell-written and brilliantly analyzed. . . .
-William C. Harris, author of Lincoln's Rise to the Presidency
"[A] most exhaustively researched, highly original, and persuasively argued interpretation by Russell McClintock, who views the secession crisis and the run-up to civil war through an entirely political lens. . . . This profoundly conceived and gracefully written book will rightfully be at the center of the [secession crisis] discussion for many years to come."
-Harold Holzer, Virginia Magazine
"McClintock transports the reader into the realm of antebellum American brinksmanship. . . . [A] satisfying account."
-Civil War Times
"McClintock's well-written and brilliantly analyzed account is a most important contribution to the study of the Civil War. . . . Illuminates the immediate origins. . . . Provides an intimate understanding of the antebellum political system."
-The McCormick Messenger
"A substantial contribution. . . . A fine study that deserves to be read along with the work of Daniel Crofts, Kenneth Stampp, and David Potter."
-Journal of Illinois History
"Indispensable for students of political history."
-Georgia Historical Quarterly