Madness Rules the Hour: Charleston, 1860, and the Mania for War

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"The tea has been thrown overboard-the revolution of 1860 has been initiated." -- Charleston Mercury , November 8, 1860 In 1860, Charleston, South Carolina, embodied the combustible spirit of the South. No city was more fervently attached to slavery, and no city was seen by the North as a greater threat to the bonds barely holding together the Union. And so, with Abraham Lincoln's election looming, Charleston's leaders faced a climactic decision: they could submit to abolition--or they could drive South Carolina out of the ...

Madness Rules the Hour: Charleston, 1860 and the Mania for War 2017, PublicAffairs

ISBN-13: 9781610396226

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