Roots of secession : slavery and politics in antebellum Virginia

Link, William A., author

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  • Creator William A. Link
  • Format Books
  • Publication Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, [2003]
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  • Physical Details
    • 1 online resource (xvii, 387 pages) : illustrations, portraits, maps


  • Includes bibliographical references (pages 256-371) and index.


  • A slave society: Virginia in the 1850s -- Boastful and belligerent champions of Southern institutions: slavery and politics, 1851-1854 -- A uniform spirit of lawlessness: the problem of runaways -- A spirit of license in the guise of liberty: the survival of opposition, 1854-1856 -- The darkest and most perilous hours of our national existence: the deepening sectional crisis, 1856-1859 -- A black demon of fanaticism: Harpers Ferry and the election of 1860 -- To light the torch of servile insurrection: the secession crisis
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