We Have the War Upon Us

We Have the War Upon Us

The Onset of the Civil War, November 1860-April 1861

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.
Publisher: New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2012
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9781400042005
1400042003
Branch Call Number: 973.711 Co
Characteristics: xv, 332 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm

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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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