Days of defiance: Sumter, secession, and the coming of the Civil War

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Alfred A. Knopf, Sep 8, 1997 - History - 496 pages
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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 War

User 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 War

User 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

Contents

FEBRUARY
4
Vox Populi
19
Something Old
31
Copyright

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About the author (1997)

Maury Klein is professor of history at the University of Rhode Island. His previous books include "Unfinished Business: The Railroad in American Life" and "The Life and Legend of Jay Gould".

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