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South Carolina Goes to War, 1860-1865 Charles Edward Cauthen

South Carolina Goes to War, 1860-1865

Charles Edward Cauthen

Published October 1st 2005
ISBN : 9781570035609
Paperback
260 pages
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The landmark political study of South Carolinas secession and governance during the Civil WarFirst published in 1950 and long sought by collectors and historians, South Carolina Goes to War, 1860–1865 stands as the only institutional and politicalMoreThe landmark political study of South Carolinas secession and governance during the Civil WarFirst published in 1950 and long sought by collectors and historians, South Carolina Goes to War, 1860–1865 stands as the only institutional and political history of the Palmetto States secession from the Union, entry into the Confederacy, and management of the war effort. Charles Edward Cauthens germinal study offers a thorough examination of the states political leadership and policymaking during the secession crisis and the subsequent four years of war. Notable for its attention to the precursors of war too often neglected in other studies, the volume devotes half of its chapters to events predating the firing on Fort Sumter and pays significant attention to the Executive Councils of 1861 and 1862.This edition features a new introduction by J. Tracy Power summarizing the political climate that characterized South Carolinas departure from the Union and entrance into war, and examining the significance of Cauthens book within the context of its initial creation and reception.