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The Resource We have the war upon us : the onset of the Civil War, November 1860-April 1861, William J. Cooper

We have the war upon us : the onset of the Civil War, November 1860-April 1861, William J. Cooper

Label
We have the war upon us : the onset of the Civil War, November 1860-April 1861
Title
We have the war upon us
Title remainder
the onset of the Civil War, November 1860-April 1861
Statement of responsibility
William J. Cooper
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
In this carefully researched book the author gives us a fresh perspective on the period between Abraham Lincoln's election in November 1860 and the firing on Fort Sumter in April 1861, during which all efforts to avoid or impede secession and prevent war failed. Here is the story of the men whose decisions and actions during the crisis of the Union resulted in the outbreak of the Civil War. This book helps us understand what the major actors said and did: the Republican party, the Democratic party, southern secessionists, southern Unionists; why the pro-compromise forces lost; and why the American tradition of sectional compromise failed. It reveals how the major actors perceived what was happening and the reasons they gave for their actions: Lincoln and Jefferson Davis, Stephen A. Douglas, William Henry Seward, John J. Crittenden, Charles Francis Adams, John Tyler, James Buchanan, and a host of others. Here is written a full account of the North and the South, Republicans and Democrats, sectional radicals and sectional conservatives that deepens our insight into what is still one of the most controversial periods in American history
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Cataloging source
BTCTA
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1940-
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Cooper, William J.
Dewey number
973.711
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
E440.5
LC item number
.C77 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Series statement
Vintage Civil War library
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  • Secession
  • United States
  • United States
  • Lincoln, Abraham
Label
We have the war upon us : the onset of the Civil War, November 1860-April 1861, William J. Cooper
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 273-315) and index
Contents
"Is this not a remarkable spectacle?" -- "The future is . . . shrouded in the very blackness of darkness" -- "We need a statesman of nerve to meet the terrible crisis" -- "The prospects for the country are gloomy" -- "Up with Polly, down with wisdom is the order of the day" -- "You can still this storm" -- "Fraternity is the element of the union" -- "The quicksands that environ our ship of state" -- "Both sides marching to fields of blood"
Control code
ocn819383405
Dimensions
21 cm.
Edition
1st Vintage Civil War Library ed.
Extent
xv, 332 p., [8] p. of plates ;
Isbn
9781400076239
Other physical details
ill., maps
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o819383405
  • (OCoLC)819383405
Label
We have the war upon us : the onset of the Civil War, November 1860-April 1861, William J. Cooper
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 273-315) and index
Contents
"Is this not a remarkable spectacle?" -- "The future is . . . shrouded in the very blackness of darkness" -- "We need a statesman of nerve to meet the terrible crisis" -- "The prospects for the country are gloomy" -- "Up with Polly, down with wisdom is the order of the day" -- "You can still this storm" -- "Fraternity is the element of the union" -- "The quicksands that environ our ship of state" -- "Both sides marching to fields of blood"
Control code
ocn819383405
Dimensions
21 cm.
Edition
1st Vintage Civil War Library ed.
Extent
xv, 332 p., [8] p. of plates ;
Isbn
9781400076239
Other physical details
ill., maps
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o819383405
  • (OCoLC)819383405

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