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The U.S. Constitution & secession : a documentary anthology of slavery and white supremacy  Cover Image Book Book

The U.S. Constitution & secession : a documentary anthology of slavery and white supremacy

U.S. Constitution and secession
Pitcaithley, Dwight T. (Added Author).

Summary: "The re-telling of the fateful five months between Lincoln's election and the firing on Fort Sumter that started the American Civil War is often compressed in order to get on with the dramatic story of the war itself. Designed as a documentary reader for college-level courses, Secession Revealed provides a treasure trove of primary sources that take readers day by day and week by week through the constitutional debates over slavery and slaveholders' rights that culminated in secession. Disagreements over the return of fugitive slaves, the protection of slavery in the western territories, and the carrying of slaves into free states and territories were the three major issues on the table. The inability of the country to resolve these different perceptions of constitutional authority and rights led to the secession of the South and the onset of war in the spring of 1861. Reader Tim Huebner said, "If there are any lessons the reader takes away from the editor's introduction, they are that slavery and white supremacy drove the South's decision to secede and that the decision making process involved a great deal more passion and fear than reason and reflection.""--

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Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references (pages 345-349) and index.
Formatted Contents Note: James Buchanan and John J. Crittenden -- Declarations of Secession -- U.S. House of Representatives, Journal of the Committee of Thirty-Three -- Proposals to Amend the U.S. Constitution -- Three Congressional Speeches.
Subject: Constitutional history United States 19th century Sources
Secession Southern States History 19th century Sources
Slavery Law and legislation History 19th century Sources
United States Politics and government 1857-1861 Sources
United States History Civil War, 1861-1865 Causes Sources

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  • ISBN: 0700626263
  • ISBN: 9780700626267
  • Physical Description: xx, 364 pages ; 24 cm
  • Publisher: Lawrence, Kansas : University Press of Kansas, [2018]

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