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01 January 2007

256 Pages | 22 halftones, 1 map, 3 line illus.

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

ISBN: 9780195315929


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Storm over Texas

The Annexation Controversy and the Road to Civil War

Joel H. Silbey

Pivotal Moments in American History

As Joel Silbey argues in Storm Over Texas, the struggle over the admission of Texas into the Union marked the crucial moment when partisan differences were transformed into a North-vs-South antagonism, and the momentum towards Civil War leaped into high gear. Silbey, one of America's most renowned political historians, offers a swiftly paced and compelling narrative of the Texas imbroglio, which included an exceptional cast of characters, from John C. Calhoun and John Quincy Adams, to James K. Polk and Martin Van Buren. We see how a series of unexpected moves, some planned, some inadvertent, sparked a crisis that intensified and crystallized the North-South divide.

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