Year of meteors : Stephen Douglas, Abraham Lincoln, and the election that brought on the Civil War / Douglas R. Egerton

Author(s): Egerton, Douglas R
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Subjects: Presidents--United States--Election--1860
United States--Politics and government--1857-1861
United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Causes
Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865--Political and social views
Douglas, Stephen A. (Stephen Arnold), 1813-1861--Political and social views
Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865--Political career before 1861
Formats: Print
Material Type: Books
Language: English
Audience: Unspecified
Edition: 1st U.S. ed
Published: New York : Bloomsbury Press, 2010
LC Classification: E
Physical Description: 399 p. : ill. ; 25 cm
Table of Contents: Prologue "Let Us Press On": April-June, 1861 1
Chapter 1. A Nation with Its "Hands Full": The Republic on the Eve of 1860 18
Chapter 2. "Douglas or Nobody": The Democrats 51
Chapter 3. Principles and the "Duty to Recognize" None: The Constitutional Union and Liberty Parties 83
Chapter 4. "Moving Heaven and Earth": The Republicans 110
Chapter 5. "Beyond the Power of Surgery": The Democrats, Again 149
Chapter 6. "Lincoln Is the Next President. I Will Go South": The Campaigns 176
Chapter 7. "The Union Is Dissolved": The Lower South Secedes 215
Chapter 8. "Others to Share the Burdern": Two Governments Prepare 248
Chapter 9. "All Our Labor Is Lost": Compromise Committees and the Washington Peace Conference 285
Epilogue: "To Act the Part of a Patriot": March-April, 1861 317
Appendix 1860 Election Scenarios and Possible Outcomes 335
Acknowledgments 339
Notes 343
Index 387
Notes: LCCN: 2010004965
ISBN: 9781596916197 (alk. paper)
ISBN: 1596916192 (alk. paper)
Includes bibliographical references and index
OCLC Number: 504281088
ISBN/ISSN: 9781596916197