Secession Of Southern States
Examines the process of 11 states' secession, the legal and political rationale, states' rights, class issues and slavery.
# 14017 | 1,800 words | 7 sources | 1999 |
Published on Feb 04, 2003 in African-American Studies (Pre-Civil War) , History (U.S. Before 1865) , History (U.S. Impending Crisis, 1848-1860) , African-American Studies (Slavery)
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From the Paper:"From the vantage point of the 20th century - and in the textbooks through which most people have learned their American history - Secession seems to have been a pretty simple affair. The eleven Southern States, wishing to continue their practice of slavery so as not to lose their economic base of tobacco farming - withdrew from the United States during the years 1860-61 to form the Confederate States of America. The act of secession was formally accomplished in the individual states through a convention either called by the state legislature or, as in the case of Texas, self-assembled and it prompted the Civil War, a war fought by American patriots not only to defeat the terrible institution of slavery but also to rescue the beloved Union from a terrible and permanent dissolution.
In fact the process of Secession was certainly not this ..."
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