The Civil War and the Constitution 1859-1865, Vol. 1

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Cosimo, Inc., Jan 1, 2005 - History - 352 pages
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It could be argued that the civil war was the most influential event in the history of the United States. In THE CIVIL WAR AND THE CONSTITUTION, political scientist John W. Burgess explores the politics, people, and sentiments of this time, and closely examines the constitutional issues of the Civil War. Volume 1 of this two-volume work covers anti-slavery sentiment in the South between 1857 and 1860, the presidential election of 1860, the secession of the South, Lincoln's administration, and military campaigns. Burgess also provides personal histories of the three men who were called to lead during this time -- Abraham Lincoln, Jefferson Davis, and Stephen Arnold Douglas. JOHN W. BURGESS, Ph.D., LL.D., was a professor of political science and constitutional law and dean of the faculty of political science at Columbia University in New York.
 

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CHAPTER
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AXTIOUYKBY SENTIMENT IK THE SOOTH BETWEEN 1887
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CHAPTER IV
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Charleston Harbob
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T iNAtFSBRATION OF LlKCOUt AND THE CONDITION OP
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CHAPTER VI
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The BtooKADEB Coast
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Thb Thmw Months Was
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The Manassas Campaign
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Preparations for thb There Years War
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CHAPTER X
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CHAPTER XI
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Page 25 - I do not expect the house to fall — but I do expect it will cease to be divided. It will become all one thing, or all the other. Either the opponents of slavery, will arrest the further spread of it, and place it where the public mind shall rest in the belief that it is in...
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JOHN W. BURGESS, Ph.D., LL.D., was a professor of political science and constitutional law and dean of the faculty of political science at Columbia University in New York.

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