Days of defiance: Sumter, secession, and the coming of the Civil War
Examines the extraordinary events that led up to the Civil War, from Abraham Lincoln's 1860 election victory, through governmental gridlock, Southern threats to secede, and the machinations of an ambitious William Steward, to the fall of Fort Sumter. 17,500 first printing. History Bk Club.
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Review: Days of Defiance: Sumter, Secession, and the Coming of the Civil WarUser Review - Alec Gray - Goodreads
Great account of the outbreak of the civil war. The five months between Lincoln's election and the firing on Fort Sumter are often overshadowed by the war thAt followed, but the politics of secession ... Read full review
Review: Days of Defiance: Sumter, Secession, and the Coming of the Civil WarUser Review - Anniesotm - Goodreads
When I was an undergraduate at the University of Rhode Island, professor Klein assigned his own book for his Civil War class.... thus I was already turned off while going into the reading. However ... Read full review