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eBook The Confederacy: The Slaveholders' Failed Venture (Reflections on the Civil War Era) ePub

by Paul D. Escott

  • ISBN: 0275994090
  • Category: Americas
  • Subcategory: History
  • Author: Paul D. Escott
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Praeger; 1st edition, edition (December 30, 2009)
  • Pages: 175
  • ePub book: 1329 kb
  • Fb2 book: 1481 kb
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In his foreword to Praeger’s Reflections on the Civil War Era series, John . Escott chronicles the flows and ebbs of the Confederacy’s fortunes and morale while foreshadowing the postwar era.

In his foreword to Praeger’s Reflections on the Civil War Era series, John David Smith promises concise, informed, readable syntheses-fresh looks at familiar topics with new source material and original arguments. Although its first seven volumes deliver better on compelling syntheses than on original arguments, they nonetheless make welcome additions to Civil War scholarship. Paul Escott’s The Confederacy: The Slaveholders’ Failed Venture displays such qualities in abundance.

The Confederacy book. Against the backdrop of the war's military drama and strategic dilemmas, The Confederacy brings into sharp focus the racial, class, gender, and political conflicts that helped destabilize the Confederacy from within. Along the way, Escott shows how time and time again, the South's political and economic elite made errors that further weakened a South already facing a Union army with greater numbers and firepower.

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The Civil War was the culmination of a series of confrontations concerning the institution of slavery. Virginia lawmakers reacted to the crisis by rolling back what few civil rights slaves and free black people possessed at the time. 1619-1865 The Peculiar Institution. Slavery arrived in North America along side the Spanish and English colonists of the 17th and 18th centuries, with an estimated 645,000 Africans imported during the more than 250 years the institution was legal. Education was prohibited and the right to assemble was severely limited. 1846 - 1850 The Wilmot Proviso.

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The Civil War era. The extension of slavery to new territories had been a subject of national political controversy since . He initially believed in gradual emancipation, with the federal government compensating the slaveholders for the loss of their property. The extension of slavery to new territories had been a subject of national political controversy since the Northwest Ordinance of 1787 prohibited slavery in the area now known as the Midwest. The Missouri Compromise of 1820 began a policy of admitting an equal number of slave and free states into the Union.

A sharp-edged and revealing account of the transforming struggle for Southern independence and the inherent contradictions that undermined that effort.

• Photographs, maps, and graphs enrich the text and illustrate changes in military strength, the importance of the Border South, and the loss of Confederate territory over time

• A bibliographical essay directs the reader to some of the most important and recent works in the vast historiography of the Civil War