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The Resource Apostles of disunion : southern secession commissioners and the causes of the Civil War, Charles B. Dew

Apostles of disunion : southern secession commissioners and the causes of the Civil War, Charles B. Dew

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Apostles of disunion : southern secession commissioners and the causes of the Civil War
Title
Apostles of disunion
Title remainder
southern secession commissioners and the causes of the Civil War
Statement of responsibility
Charles B. Dew
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Language
eng
Summary
  • "In late 1860 and early 1861, state-appointed commissioners traveled the length and breadth of the slave South carrying a fervent message in pursuit of a clear goal: to persuade the political leadership and the citizenry of the uncommitted slave states to join in the effort to destroy the Union and forge a new Southern nation."
  • "Directly refuting the neo-Confederate contention that slavery was neither the reason for secession nor the catalyst for the resulting onset of hostilities in 1861, Charles B. Dew finds in the commissioners' brutally candid rhetoric a stark white supremacist ideology that proves the contrary. The commissioners included in their speeches a constitutional justification for secession, to be sure, and they pointed to a number of political "outrages" committed by the North in the decades prior to Lincoln's election. But the core of their argument - the reason the right of secession had to be invoked and invoked immediately - did not turn on matters of constitutional interpretation or political principle
  • Over and over again, the commissioners returned to the same point: that Lincoln's election signaled an unequivocal commitment on the part of the North to destroy slavery and that emancipation would plunge the South into a racial nightmare." "Dew's discovery and study of the highly illuminating public letters and speeches of these apostles of disunion - often relatively obscure men sent out to convert the unconverted to the secessionist cause - have led him to suggest that the arguments the commissioners presented provide us with the best evidence we have of the motives behind the secession of the lower South in 1860-61"--Jacket
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Refuting the contention that slavery was neither the reason for secession nor the catalyst for the beginning of the American Civil War, Dew (social sciences, Williams College) argues that slavery was not only a critical component leading to the outbreak of hostilities in 1861, but was, in fact, the leading cause. He finds evidence for his argument in the words and actions of the state-appointed commissioners who traveled through the South in 1860 in an attempt to rally uncommitted slave states to join the efforts to form a new Southern nation. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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170970
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
973.7/13
Index
index present
LC call number
E459
LC item number
.D4 2001
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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Series statement
A nation divided
Target audience
adult
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southern secession commissioners and the causes of the Civil War
Label
Apostles of disunion : southern secession commissioners and the causes of the Civil War, Charles B. Dew
Link
http://www.h-net.org/review/hrev-a0c2m4-aa
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Slavery, states' rights, and secession commissioners -- The first wave -- The South Carolinians -- The Alabamians -- The mission to Virginia -- Conclusion: Apostles of disunion, apostles of racism -- Appendix: Documents
Control code
2056698
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
x, 124 pages
Isbn
9780813920368
Lccn
00063392
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocm44860861
  • (OCoLC)44860861
Label
Apostles of disunion : southern secession commissioners and the causes of the Civil War, Charles B. Dew
Link
http://www.h-net.org/review/hrev-a0c2m4-aa
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Slavery, states' rights, and secession commissioners -- The first wave -- The South Carolinians -- The Alabamians -- The mission to Virginia -- Conclusion: Apostles of disunion, apostles of racism -- Appendix: Documents
Control code
2056698
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
x, 124 pages
Isbn
9780813920368
Lccn
00063392
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocm44860861
  • (OCoLC)44860861

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