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By William L. Richter

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

Numerous cross-referenced entries on admired contributors, together with Thomas Jefferson, Andrew Jackson, Henry Clay, John C. Calhoun, Robert E. Lee, and Abraham Lincoln, in addition to others on guidelines of the time that experience seeing that slipped into oblivion are all lined during this booklet. fiscal, social and non secular backgrounds hint the probably 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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