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Liberty and Slavery: Southern Politics to 1860

by Cooper Jr., William J.
Publisher: University of South Carolina Press
Retail Price: $16.95
Issue: Summer 2001
ISBN: 1570033870

This reprint of William J. Cooper Jr.'s Liberty and Slavery includes chapters on the plantation economy's origins and growth, southern nationalism, and the simmering political crisis. Lincoln's election was decisive: "From their own viewpoint the southerners had been faithful stewards of the Constitution; now their enemies seemed ready to treat them as a vanquished people, who certainly had no claim on liberty.In this gloomy vision the white South would become enslaved to the tyrannical Republicans."

review of Liberty and Slavery: Southern Politics to 1860, by Cooper Jr., William J., Civil War Book Review, (Summer 2001).