1st Edition

The Politics of Dissolution Quest for a National Identity and the American Civil War

By Marshall DeRosa Copyright 1998
    376 Pages
    by Routledge

    356 Pages
    by Routledge

    This collection of late antebellum U.S. Senate speeches exemplifies the official statements of the public men from the South, North, and West as they struggled with the questions of national identity and the right of self-government within the context of the rule of law.

    1: Party Platforms for the Election of 1860; 2: This Modern Revolution; 3: Constitutional Compromise; 4: Preserve the Union; 5: War Will Follow; 6: The Reign of Sectionalism; 7: Slavery Agitation As Partisan Warfare; 8: Pulling Down the Political Temple; 9: The Instincts of Empire; 10: The Enlargement of Empire; 11: Senate Resignations; 12: The Right of Secession; 13: The Momentous Issue of Civil War


    Marshall DeRosa