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    Prelude to Civil War (Paperback) By (author) Singletary Professor of the Humanities William W Freehling

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    DescriptionIn this brilliant study of the origins of the Civil War, William Freehling tells the story of the Nullification Controversy in South Carlina, describing how from 1816 to 1836 aristocratic planters of the Palmetto State tumbled from a secure and prosperous life to one rife with economic distress, guilt over slavery, and apprehension of slave rebellion. It shows in compelling detail how this reversal of fortune led the political leaders of Southern Carolina down the path to ever more radical states right doctrines: in 1932 they were seeking to nullify federal law by refusing to obey it; four years later some of them were considering secession.

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    Prelude to Civil War
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Singletary Professor of the Humanities William W Freehling
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 416
    Width: 140 mm
    Height: 214 mm
    Thickness: 26 mm
    Weight: 558 g
    ISBN 13: 9780195076813
    ISBN 10: 0195076818

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25590
    BIC subject category V2: HBJK
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/LATE18
    Ingram Subject Code: HS
    Ingram Theme: TOPC/CIVLWR
    Libri: I-HS
    BISAC V2.8: HIS036050, HIS036010
    BIC subject category V2: 1KBB
    LC subject heading:
    DC22: 975.703
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    Edition statement
    Oxford University Press, USA
    Imprint name
    Oxford University Press, USA
    Publication date
    04 June 1992
    Publication City/Country
    New York, NY
    Author Information
    About the Author William W. Freehling is the Thomas B. Lockwood Professor of American History at the State University of New York, Buffalo. He is also the author of the The Road to Disunion, the first volume of which was published by Oxford in 1990.
    Review quote
    "The definitive study of the nullification crisis in South Carolina."--The Free Lance-Star "Well done....Fine companion to Freehling's other work. Chapters are well organized; summaries are excellent."--Richard Owens, Lewis University "Combines incisive analysis with great narrative power....An important event....Highly readable and absorbing."--Book Week "An excellent piece of research and writing."--Library Journal