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The premier secessionist of antebellum Mississippi, John A. Quitman was one of the half-dozen or so most prominent radicals in the entire South. In this full-length biography, Robert E. May takes issue with the recent tendency to portray secessionists as rabble-rousing, maladjusted outsiders bent on the glories of separate nationhood. May reveals Quitman to have been an ambitious but relatively stable insider who reluctantly advocated secession because of a despondency over slavery's long-range future in the Union and a ...

John A. Quitman: Old South Crusader 1995, Louisiana State University Press, Baton Rouge

ISBN-13: 9780807112076

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John A. Quitman: Old South Crusader 1985, Louisiana State University Press

ISBN-13: 9780807111888