Historical Dictionary of the Old South
The South played a prominent role in early American history, and its position was certainly strong and proud except for the peculiar institution of slavery. Thus, it drew away from the rest of an expanding nation, and in 1861 declared secession and developed a Confederacy that ultimately lost the war. Indeed, for some time it was occupied. Thus, the South has a very mixed legacy, with good and bad aspects, and sometimes the two of them mixed. Which only enhances the need for a careful and balanced approach. This can be found in the Historical Dictionary of the Old South, which first traces its history from colonial times to the end of the Civil War in a substantial chronology. Particularly interesting is the introduction, which analyzes the rise and the fall, the good and the bad, as well as the middling and indifferent, over nigh on two centuries. The details are filled in very amply in over 600 dictionary entries on the politics, economy, society and culture of the Old South. An ample bibliography directs students and researchers toward other sources of information."
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Appendix 1 United States Governments during the Antebellum Era 17901861
Appendix 2 United States and Confederate Governments during the Civil War 18611865
Appendix 3 The Articles of Confederation and Perpetual Union 1781
Appendix 4 Constitution of the Confederate States of America 1861
Appendix 5 Constitution of the United States of America as of 1860
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