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

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Fantastic book about the lead up to the civil war. One of the best written and most informative I've read in a while! Read full review

Review: Days of Defiance: Sumter, Secession, and the Coming of the Civil War

User Review  - Goodreads

Fantastic book about the lead up to the civil war. One of the best written and most informative I've read in a while! 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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