Unionists in Virginia
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BeschreibungWhether the Civil War was
preventable is a debate that began shortly after Appomattox and continues
today. But even earlier, in 1861, a group of Union-loyal Virginians-led by
George Summers, John Brown Baldwin, John Janney and Jubal Early-felt war was
avoidable. In the statewide election for delegates to the Secession Convention
that same spring, the Unionists defeated the Southern Rights Democrats with a
huge majority of the votes across the state. These heroic men unsuccessfully
negotiated with Secretary of State William Henry Seward to prevent the national
tragedy that would ensue. Author and historian Lawrence M. Denton traces this
remarkable story of Virginians working against all odds in a failed attempt to
save a nation from war.
Untertitel: Politics, Secession and Their Plan to Prevent Civil War. Sprache: Englisch.
Verlag: Arcadia Publishing Inc.
Erscheinungsdatum: November 2014
Format: epub eBook
Kopierschutz: Adobe DRM