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By William L. Richter

Being significantly various from different areas of the rustic, so much particularly relating to its fervent perform of slavery, the land South of the Mason-Dixon line, as a result of slavery, loved a good prominence in politics, and after the discovery of the cotton gin, a excessive measure of prosperity. despite the fact that, additionally due to slavery, it was once alienated from the remainder of the kingdom, tried to secede from the union, and used to be pressured again in just after it misplaced the Civil conflict.

Numerous cross-referenced entries on sought after contributors, together with Thomas Jefferson, Andrew Jackson, Henry Clay, John C. Calhoun, Robert E. Lee, and Abraham Lincoln, in addition to others on rules of the time that experience when you consider that slipped into oblivion are all coated during this booklet. monetary, social and non secular backgrounds hint the possible inevitable route to secession, battle and defeat. This reference additionally contains an introductory essay, a chronology and a bibliography of the epoch.

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