The Militant South, 1800-1861

The Militant South, 1800-1861

by John Hope Franklin
     
 

ISBN-10: 0252070690

ISBN-13: 9780252070693

Pub. Date: 03/28/2002

Publisher: University of Illinois Press

"In The Militant South, 1800-1861, John Hope Franklin identifies the factors and causes of the South's festering propensity for aggression that contributed to the outbreak of the Civil War in 1861." "Franklin asserts that the South was dominated by militant white men who resorted to violence in the face of social, personal, or political conflict. Fueled by their…  See more details below

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"In The Militant South, 1800-1861, John Hope Franklin identifies the factors and causes of the South's festering propensity for aggression that contributed to the outbreak of the Civil War in 1861." "Franklin asserts that the South was dominated by militant white men who resorted to violence in the face of social, personal, or political conflict. Fueled by their defense of slavery and a desire to keep the North out of their affairs, Southerners developed a bellicosity that intensified as the war drew nearer." Drawing from Southern newspapers, government archives, memoirs, letters, and firsthand accounts, Franklin details the sources and consequences of antebellum aggression in the South. This edition features a new preface in which the author discusses controversial responses to this classic volume, first published in 1956.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780252070693
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
Publication date:
03/28/2002
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
336
Sales rank:
1,131,535
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.25(h) x 0.80(d)

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