Reluctant Confederates: Upper South Unionists in the Secession Crisis

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UNC Press Books, Aug 1, 1993 - History - 531 pages
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Daniel Crofts examines Unionists in three pivotal southern states-Virginia, North Carolina, and Tennessee-and shows why the outbreak of the war enabled the Confederacy to gain the allegiance of these essential, if ambivalent, governments.
 

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Contents

Unionist Profiles
8
Political Parties in the Late Antebellum Upper South
37
The Political Origins of Upper South Unionism
66
Unionists on the Defensive
90
The Unionist Offensive
104
The Unionist Offensive
130
Measuring the Unionist Insurgency
164
The Unionists and Compromise
195
The Unionists Fort Sumter and the Proclamation for Seventyfive Thousand Troops
308
Forced to Choose Sides Southern Unionists after the Proclamation
334
Rethinking the Secession Crisis
353
Multiple Regression Party Slavery and Secession
361
Ecological Regression Estimating Voter Behavior
367
Statistics Secession and the Historians
376
Notes
383
Bibliographical Essay
457

The Unionists the Republican Party and PresidentElect Lincoln
215
The Unionists and President Lincoln The March 1861 Rapprochement
254
Reversal of the HandsOff Policy
289

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Daniel W. Crofts is professor of history at Trenton State College.

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