Lincoln and His Party in the Secession Crisis

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Originally published in 1942, this perceptive and impartial analysis of one of the most baffling periods in American history--the months between the election of Lincoln and the fall of Fort Sumter--was a bold declaration of intellectual independence. David M. Potter revolted against the prevailing southern argument that Lincoln deliberately provoked the South into war to bring a violent end to slavery, arguing instead that the new president followed the least aggressive course available to him in dealing with the secession ...

Lincoln and His Party in the Secession Crisis 1995, LSU Press, Baton Rouge

ISBN-13: 9780807120279

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Lincoln and His Party in the Secession Crisis 1979, AMS Press

ISBN-13: 9780404148096

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