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We Have the War Upon Us

The Onset of the Civil War, November 1860-April 1861
Cooper, William J. (Book - 2012)
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Presents a revisionist account of the period between Lincoln's election and the firing on Fort Sumter, evaluating the contributions of key figures and the circumstances that contributed to the Civil War's inevitability.
Authors: Cooper, William J. (William James), 1940-
Title: We have the war upon us
the onset of the Civil War, November 1860-April 1861
Publisher: New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2012
Edition: 1st ed
Characteristics: xv, 332 p. : ill., maps ; 25 cm
Notes: "This is a Borzoi book."
Contents: Prologue : "Is this not a remarkable spectacle?"
"The future is . . . shrouded in the very blackness of darkness"
"We need a statesman of nerve to meet the terrible crisis"
"The prospects for the country are gloomy"
"Up with polly, down with wisdom is the order of the day"
"You can still this storm"
"Fraternity is the element of the union"
"The quicksands that environ our ship of state"
Epilogue : "Both sides marching to fields of blood"
Summary: Presents a revisionist account of the period between Lincoln's election and the firing on Fort Sumter, evaluating the contributions of key figures and the circumstances that contributed to the Civil War's inevitability.
ISBN: 1400042003
9781400042005
Branch Call Number: 973.711 Co
Statement of Responsibility: William J. Cooper
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references (p. 273-315) and index
Subject Headings: United States History Civil War, 1861-1865 Causes United States Politics and government 1857-1861 Secession Southern States Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865
Topical Term: Secession
LCCN: 2012019675
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"... helps us understand what the major actors said and did: the Republican party, the Democratic party, southern secessionists, southern Unionists; why the pro-compromise forces lost; and why the American tradition of sectional compromise failed."


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