Charles B. Dew. Apostles of Disunion: Southern Secession Commissioners and the Causes of the Civil War. Charlottesville and London: University Press of. Apostles of Disunion: Southern Secession Commissioners and the Causes of the Civil War. Front Cover. Charles B. Dew. University Press of Virginia, Apostles of Disunion has ratings and 70 reviews. Charles B. Dew, Apostles of Disunion: Southern Secession Commissioners and the Causes of the Civil.
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Winner of the Fletcher Pratt Prize from the Civil War Round Table of New York “This incisive history should dispel the pernicious notion that the Confederacy fought the Civil War to advance the constitutional principle of states’ rights and only coincidentally to preserve slavery.
Dew Limited preview – Directly refuting the neo-Confederate contention In late and earlystate-appointed commissioners traveled the length and breadth dea the slave South carrying a fervent message in pursuit of a clear goal: The main focus is on the rhetoric used Mar 12, Adrianna added it Shelves: Oct 08, Sylvia McIvers rated it liked it Shelves: For its demise would spell the end of the slave society of the antebellum South and bring with it moral and economic ruin for all in their view.
This is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Their own words are presented here, which clearly express their attitudes toward slavery and explain disnuion racist motives for seceding from the Union. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. Jul 11, Nathan Albright rated it it was amazing.
Nevertheless, in his stated goal Dew makes a convincing and well-supported argument. English Choose a language for shopping.
Apr 10, Jud Barry rated it really liked it. The election of Abraham Lincoln in November alarmed the South. The South had a considerable economic stake vested in the value of the millions of slaves they owned. Appointed by governors and legislatures just after the election of Abraham Lincoln their professed aim was to convince and lobby Southern slave states to join together in a common confederation and secede from the Union.
Dew devotes his third chapter to the Carolinians, who carried forth the initial call to form a constitutional convention in Montgomery, Alabama.
Apostles of Disunion
Product details File Size: What’s the real deal? Dew, of course, is right to identify the impetus for southern secession as the preservation of racial purity and the perpetuation of institutional slavery. Here we find in the secessionists very own words the true irrefutable reason for the cause of the Civil War.
What did I think? My library Help Advanced Book Search. Dew provides insight by sharing original source material showing the South’s real concern.
Discover Prime Book Box for Kids. I think that this is an important book. Oct 07, E rated it really liked it Shelves: Thanks for telling us about the problem. Want to Read saving…. Sep 23, Michael Young rated it it was amazing. I think the title of this book is so brilliant: March 18, Language: However, Dew, as is apparent throughout the text, pays close attention towards the language of the commissioners in their speeches that explain why they favor of succession.
And what they argued is that secession was the only way to protect slavery from the Republicans, who planned to destroy it and white Southerners at the same time.
Apostles of Disunion
The role of these commissioners disuniln largely unknown, which is a huge omission in Civil War history. Not only does Dew frame the debate over abolition improperly, but he cherry picks only for quotes on slavery while ignoring portions of speeches from commissioners that emphasized the tariff.
Nov 26, Neha rated disuhion it was amazing. References to this book Carry Me Back: Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer chzrles no Kindle device required. Not Enabled Word Wise: Shopbop Designer Fashion Brands. This work is a must read for anyone who wants to truly understand the unvarnished truth about the racist factors driving the decisions of Southern leaders and their push for succession and civil war.
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Few appreciate this better than Charles Dew. In fact, it is a symptom of a creeping disunion, egged on everytime the contemporary left condemns the antebellum compromises, charlse to see that those who most hated compromise were the South Carolina secessionists they detest.
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