312 pp., 6.125 x 9.25, 3 halftones, 1 map, 19 tables, appends., notes, bibl., index
Paperback ISBN: 978-1-4696-6608-2
Published: August 2021
Hardcover ISBN: 978-1-4696-3378-7
Published: November 2017
eBook ISBN: 978-1-4696-3379-4
Published: October 2017
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Awards & distinctions
2019 Eagleton-Waters Book Award, State Historical Society of Missouri
Robinson reveals anew how the choice for union was fraught with anguish and uncertainty, dividing families and producing years of bitter internecine violence. Letters, diaries, newspapers, and quantitative evidence illuminate how, in the absence of a compromise settlement, proslavery Unionists managed to defeat secession in the Border South.
About the Author
Michael D. Robinson is assistant professor of history at the University of Mobile.
For more information about Michael D. Robinson, visit the Author Page.
“Robinson’s study consolidates and greatly improves our understanding of Border South proslavery Unionism and the many factors behind its success during one of the most dangerous times in U.S. History. Highly recommended.”--Civil War Books and Authors
"An excellent political history of the border-state dilemma; students of the Civil War era will read it with interest."--Choice
“A clear and concise introduction to the political machinations within the border states during the secession crisis.”--Missouri Historical Review
“Thoroughly researched and beautifully written ... a must-have for any Civil War scholar’s library.”--The Journal of Southern History
“Displays a great command of the sources . . . [and] presents fascinating character studies.”--Journal of the Civil War Era
“A welcome contribution to the growing scholarship of the border region in the Civil War era.”--Journal of American History