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We have the war upon us : the onset of the Civil War, November 1860-April 1861 /

William J. Cooper.

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Main Author: Cooper, William J., Jr.
Published: New York : Vintage Books, 2013.
Edition: 1st Vintage Civil War Library ed.
Series: Vintage Civil War library.
Topics: Secession - Southern States. | Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865.
Regions: United States - Politics and government - 1857-1861. | United States - History - Civil War, 1861-1865 - Causes. | Southern States. | United States.
Genres: History.
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Main Author: Cooper, William J., Jr. (William James), 1940-
Physical Description: xv, 332 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, maps ; 21 cm.
Includes: Includes bibliographical references (pages 273-315) and index.
ISBN: 9781400076239
Summary: In this carefully researched book the author gives us a fresh perspective on the period between Abraham Lincoln's election in November 1860 and the firing on Fort Sumter in April 1861, during which all efforts to avoid or impede secession and prevent war failed. Here is the story of the men whose decisions and actions during the crisis of the Union resulted in the outbreak of the Civil War. This book helps us understand what the major actors said and did: the Republican party, the Democratic party, southern secessionists, southern Unionists; why the pro-compromise forces lost; and why the American tradition of sectional compromise failed. It reveals how the major actors perceived what was happening and the reasons they gave for their actions: Lincoln and Jefferson Davis, Stephen A. Douglas, William Henry Seward, John J. Crittenden, Charles Francis Adams, John Tyler, James Buchanan, and a host of others. Here is written a full account of the North and the South, Republicans and Democrats, sectional radicals and sectional conservatives that deepens our insight into what is still one of the most controversial periods in American history.
Notes: Originally published in hardcover: New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2012.
Subject: American Civil War (1861-1865)
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