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 - Greg Sumers - Goodreads
Style of this very well researched book (with lots of details in the correspondence). Amazed at the intricate timelining that Klein used, keeping track of all the events and communications in this 4 ... Read full review
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