When in the Course of Human Events: Arguing the Case for Southern Secession

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Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, 2000 - History - 257 pages
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Using primary documents from both foreign and domestic observers, prominent scholar Charles Adams makes a powerful and convincing case that the Southern states were legitimately exercising their political rights as expressed in the Declaration of Independence when they seceded from the United States. Although conventional histories have taught generations of Americans that this was a war fought for lofty moral principles, Adams' eloquent history transcends simple Southern partisanship to show how the American Civil War was primarily a battle over competing commercial interests, opposing interpretations of constitutional rights, and what English novelist Charles Dickens described as a fiscal quarrel.

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Of the 50 or so books I have read on the war of southern secession, this is in the top 3.

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This book needs to be read far and wide, and especially in the South. Read full review


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Adams, formerly a lecturer at UCLA, is an independent scholar and tax consultant. He is a lawyer and certified specialist in taxation law.

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