The Imperiled Union: Essays on the Background of the Civil War
by Stampp, Kenneth M.
A collection of essays by a master historian. Amongst the subjects that Stampp tackles are the inevitability of the Civil War and the truth about why the confederacy actually died. The other essays are a mix of historiography and analysis of issues including Lincoln's role in reinforcing Fort Sumter, the impact of psychology in trading slaves, and the role of racism in the Republican Party. CONTENTS: Unum aut Plures? - I. The Concept of a Perpetual Union; Two Controversies over Slavery - II. Rebels and Sambos: The Search for the Negro's Personality in Slavery; III. Time On The Cross: A Humanistic Perspective; Republicans and the Sectional Crisis - IV. Race, Slavery, and the Republican Party of the 1850's; V. The Republican National Convention of 1860; VI. Lincoln and the Secession Crisis; Civil War Causes and Consequences - VII. The Irrepressible Conflict; VIII. The Southern Road to Appomattox; Notes; Index.
Keywords: CIVIL WAR MILITARY HISTORY AMERICAN HISTORY UNITED STATES ESSAYS
First Edition. Light edge wear to jacket. Oxford University Press, 1980. First Edition. Very Good/Very Good. (Inventory #: 2179135)
Literature, American & Military History, General Antiquarian
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