The Resource A Union Indivisible : Secession and the Politics of Slavery in the Border South, (electronic resource)

A Union Indivisible : Secession and the Politics of Slavery in the Border South, (electronic resource)

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A Union Indivisible : Secession and the Politics of Slavery in the Border South
Title
A Union Indivisible
Title remainder
Secession and the Politics of Slavery in the Border South
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Language
eng
Summary
Many accounts of the secession crisis overlook the sharp political conflict that took place in the Border South states of Delaware, Kentucky, Maryland, and Missouri. Michael D. Robinson expands the scope of this crisis to show how the fate of the Border South, and with it the Union, desperately hung in the balance during the fateful months surrounding the clash at Fort Sumter. During this period, Border South politicians revealed the region's deep commitment to slavery, disputed whether or not to leave the Union, and schemed to win enough support to carry the day. Although these border states contained fewer enslaved people than the eleven states that seceded, white border Southerners chose to remain in the Union because they felt the decision best protected their peculiar institution. Robinson reveals anew how the choice for union was fraught with anguish and uncertainty, dividing families and producing years of bitter internecine violence. Letters, diaries, newspapers, and quantitative evidence illuminate how, in the absence of a compromise settlement, proslavery Unionists managed to defeat secession in the Border South
Cataloging source
Midwest
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Robinson, Michael D
Dewey number
973.7/113
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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hoopla digital
Series statement
Civil War America Ser
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  • Secession
  • Slavery
  • Electronic books
  • Southern States
  • Southern States
  • United States
Target audience
adult
Label
A Union Indivisible : Secession and the Politics of Slavery in the Border South, (electronic resource)
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https://www.hoopladigital.com/title/12051460
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cr
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rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
MWT12051460
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
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Digital content provided by hoopla
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rdamedia
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c
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MWT12051460
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12051460
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
A Union Indivisible : Secession and the Politics of Slavery in the Border South, (electronic resource)
Link
https://www.hoopladigital.com/title/12051460
Publication
Distribution
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
MWT12051460
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Publisher number
MWT12051460
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
12051460
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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