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Author Walther, Eric H., 1960-

Title William Lowndes Yancey and the coming of the Civil War / Eric H. Walther
Published Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, [2006]
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Description 1 online resource (xi, 477 pages) : illustrations, portraits
Series Civil War America
Civil War America (Series)
Contents Introduction -- Jordan's stormy banks -- Rebellion and Union -- Flush times and bad times in Alabama and South Carolina -- Politician -- Party and honor -- The Alabama platform -- Secessionist -- Creating the "leaven of disunion" -- Public man, private life -- Yancey and the house divided -- Walker and Walker, the league and the letter -- The conventions of 1860 -- The voice of the South -- The men and the hours -- In King Arthur's court -- Journeys home -- The main pillar of the Confederacy
Summary Born in Georgia but raised in the North by a fiercely abolitionist stepfather and an emotionally unstable mother, Yancey grew up believing that abolitionists were cruel, meddling, and hypocritical. His personal journey led him through a series of mentors who transformed his political views, and upon moving to frontier Alabama in his twenties, Yancey's penchant for rhetorical and physical violence was soon channeled into a crusade to protect slaveholders' rights
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 435-459) and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Yancey, William Lowndes, 1814-1863.
United States. Congress. House -- Biography.
Legislators -- Alabama -- Biography.
Legislators -- United States -- Biography.
Secession -- Alabama.
Statesmen -- Confederate States of America -- Biography.
Alabama -- Politics and government -- To 1865.
Confederate States of America -- Politics and government.
United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Causes.
Genre/Form Biography.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2005037964
ISBN 0807877344 (electronic bk.)
9780807877340 (electronic bk.)
(cloth ; alk. paper)