Taking a Stand: Portraits from the Southern Secession Movement

Taking a Stand: Portraits from the Southern Secession Movement

by Walter Brian Cisco
     
 

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Until now few books on the Civil War era have adequately and fairly dealt with the Southern impulse for secession. Taking a Stand recounts the personal stories of how five Southerners came to their own individual decisions to abandon the Union. Thomas Cooper (1759-1839), Robert Bamwell Rhett (1800-1876), James Henley Thomwell (1812-1862), John Tyler (1790-1862), and… See more details below

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Until now few books on the Civil War era have adequately and fairly dealt with the Southern impulse for secession. Taking a Stand recounts the personal stories of how five Southerners came to their own individual decisions to abandon the Union. Thomas Cooper (1759-1839), Robert Bamwell Rhett (1800-1876), James Henley Thomwell (1812-1862), John Tyler (1790-1862), and John Adams Gilmer (1805-1868) - each in their viewpoint and experience represents a current in the movement that culminated in secession. Theirs is the compelling story of the birth of the Confederate cause.

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Recounts personal stories of how five Southerners came to their own individual decisions to abandon the Union during the Civil War era. Each story represents a current in the movement that culminated in secession. Their opinions may seem foreign to Americans raised on the permitted conventions of popular history. Those who view the struggle over slavery as a morality play, as well as those who minimize slavery's importance, will both be challenged. Includes b&w portraits. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknew.com)

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ISBN-13:
9781572492103
Publisher:
White Mane Publishing Company, Incorporated
Publication date:
05/28/2000
Pages:
152
Product dimensions:
5.96(w) x 8.97(h) x 0.52(d)

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