312 pp., 6.125 x 9.25, 13 halftones, 1 maps, notes, bibl., index
Paperback ISBN: 978-1-4696-0685-9
Published: February 2013
eBook ISBN: 978-0-8078-9955-7
Published: November 2010
Large Print ISBN: 978-0-8078-9969-4
Published: January 2011
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Awards & distinctions
2010 James A. Rawley Award, Southern Historical Association
Honorable Mention, 2011 Gilder Lehrman Lincoln Prize, Gettysburg College and the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
About the Author
Stanley Harrold is professor of history at South Carolina State University.
For more information about Stanley Harrold, visit the Author Page.
"A good addition to all Civil War collections."--Library Journal
"This work forces historians to reconsider the fault lines of the origins of the Civil War and promises new directions for research. Highly recommended."--Choice
"Stanley Harrold has written an excellent book that is sure to prompt debate and additional research. It will be required reading for historians of the slavery controversy in the United States."--Civil War Book Review
"Fast-paced, lucid, and well-researched."--American Historical Review
"[This book] can help those trying to develop a better understanding of the issues that led to secession. . . . Highly recommended."--Blue & Gray Magazine
"[This book] should immediately be standard reading for all historians of antebellum America."--Journal of Southern History
Multimedia & Links
Read: In a guest blog post, Harrold reveals similarities in the struggles over legal status of enslaved people seeking freedom in the mid-1800s and some immigrants to the U.S. today. Read "Illegal Immigrants, before the Civil War and Now."