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Author McClintock, Russell.

Title Lincoln and the decision for war : the Northern response to secession / Russell McClintock.

Imprint Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, c2008.


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Central Library Non-Fiction    973.7 MCCL    Available
 PAS San Rafael Branch Non-Fiction    973.7 MCC    Will be deleted
Description xii, 388 p. ; 25 cm.
Series Civil War America (Series)
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. [341]-370) and index.
Contents On the brink of the precipice: the election of 1860 -- I would not endanger the perpetuity of this Union: November -- Proportions of which I had but a faint conception: early December -- The issues of the late campaign are obsolete: Late December -- We know not what a day or two or an hour may bring forth: December-January -- One's opinions change fast in Revolutionary times: Jan-Feb -- The storm is weathered: Jan-Feb revisited -- A calm pervades the political world: March -- Any decision would be preferable to this uncertainty: Mar-Apr -- Everybody now is for the Union: Apr-May -- Shall it be peace or a sword?
Subject Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865 -- Political and social views.
Secession -- Southern States -- Public opinion.
Nationalism -- Northeastern States -- History -- 19th century.
Political culture -- Northeastern States -- History -- 19th century.
Public opinion -- Northeastern States -- History -- 19th century.
United States -- Politics and government -- 1861-1865 -- Decision making.
United States -- Politics and government -- 1857-1861 -- Decision making.
United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Causes.
Northeastern States -- Politics and government -- 19th century.
ISBN 9780807831885 (cloth : alk. paper)
0807831883 (cloth : alk. paper)

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