Taking a Stand: Portraits from the Southern Secession Movement

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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 ...
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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: 5/28/2000
  • Pages: 152
  • Product dimensions: 5.96 (w) x 8.97 (h) x 0.52 (d)

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations
Preface
1 Calculating the Value of the Union 1
2 Prophet and Agitator 27
3 Countering Lincoln's Revolution 45
4 Forlorn Hope of Compromise 82
5 Swept Away by the Deluge 95
Epilogue February 17, 1865 114
Notes 119
Bibliography 129
Index 136
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