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Published: 01 October 2008

624 Pages | 54 halftones

6 1/8 x 9 1/4 inches

ISBN: 9780195370188

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The Road to Disunion

Volume II: Secessionists Triumphant, 1854-1861

William W. Freehling

  • Fully documents how a decided minority of Southern hotspurs took hold of the secessionist issue and, aided by a series of fortuitous events, drove the South out of the Union
  • Offers a compelling, vivid portrait of the final years of the antebellum South
  • Shows how the election of Abraham Lincoln sparked a political crisis and highlights all the key moments on the road to war