Journals Higher Education



Published: 19 October 2000

280 Pages | 10 halftones, maps & line illus

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

ISBN: 9780195131475

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Political Culture and Secession in Mississippi

Masculinity, Honor, and the Antiparty Tradition, 1830-1860

Christopher J. Olsen

Political Culture and Secession in Mississippi examines gender and antebellum politics, and argues that the demands of masculinity and honor with in state's antiparty political culture made secession possible. The non-institutional context of all political rhetoric caused Mississippi voters to condemn the Republicans' anti-Southern program as a personal insult, and linked men's understanding of masculinity with electoral politics, the actual mechanism for secession.