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Published: 03 October 2020

384 Pages | 20 halftones


ISBN: 9780190076085

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Rebels in the Making

The Secession Crisis and the Birth of the Confederacy

William L. Barney

  • A sweeping narrative of the origins of secession by a distinguished Civil War historian.
  • A one-volume study that examines the political developments in each of the fifteen slave states and how they culminated in secession.
  • Brings together the economic, social, and political circumstances affecting the southern states.
  • Incorporates many archival sources that highlight the voices and actions of plantation owners, non-slaveholders, women, the enslaved, free blacks, and politicians.

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