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The Resource William Lowndes Yancey and the coming of the Civil War, Eric H. Walther

William Lowndes Yancey and the coming of the Civil War, Eric H. Walther

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William Lowndes Yancey and the coming of the Civil War
Title
William Lowndes Yancey and the coming of the Civil War
Statement of responsibility
Eric H. Walther
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "In the first comprehensive biography of William Lowndes Yancey (1814-63), one of the leading secessionists of the Old South, Eric H. Walther examines the personality and political life of the uncompromising fire-eater. Born in Georgia but raised in the North by a fiercely abolitionist stepfather and an emotionally unstable mother, Yancey grew up believing that abolitionists were cruel, meddling, and hypocritical. His personal journey led him through a series of mentors who transformed his political views, and he began his public life under the tutelage of South Carolina Unionist Benjamin F. Perry. After acquiring slaves of his own and moving to frontier Alabama in his twenties, however, Yancey experienced an about-face, and his penchant for inflammatory oratory and physical violence was soon channeled into a crusade to protect slaveholders' fights
  • By the 1850s Yancey was a key leader in the movement for disunion, proclaiming himself the defender and embodiment of the South. He defied Northern Democrats at their national nominating convention in 1860, rending the party and setting the stage for secession after the election of Abraham Lincoln. Selected to introduce Jefferson Davis in Montgomery as the president-elect of the Confederacy, Yancey went on to serve as the Confederacy's first diplomatic commissioner to England and France and then as a senator from Alabama before his death in 1863, just short of his forty-ninth birthday. More than a portrait of an influential political figure before and during the Civil War, this study also presents a nuanced look at the roots of Southern honor, violence, and understandings of manhood as they developed in the nineteenth century."--Jacket
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Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1960-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Walther, Eric H.
Dewey number
  • 973.7/13092
  • B
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
Index
index present
LC call number
E415.9.Y2
LC item number
W35 2006
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Civil War America
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  • Yancey, William Lowndes
  • United States
  • Legislators
  • Alabama
  • Secession
  • Statesmen
  • Confederate States of America
  • Legislators
  • United States
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William Lowndes Yancey and the coming of the Civil War, Eric H. Walther
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 435-459) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Jordan's stormy banks -- Rebellion and Union -- Flush times and bad times in Alabama and South Carolina -- Politician -- Party and honor -- The Alabama platform -- Secessionist -- Creating the "leaven of disunion" -- Public man, private life -- Yancey and the house divided -- Walker and Walker, the league and the letter -- The conventions of 1860 -- The voice of the South -- The men and the hours -- In King Arthur's court -- Journeys home -- The main pillar of the Confederacy
Control code
ocm62895824
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xi, 477 pages
Isbn
9780807830277
Lccn
2005037964
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits
System control number
(OCoLC)62895824
Label
William Lowndes Yancey and the coming of the Civil War, Eric H. Walther
Link
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 435-459) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Jordan's stormy banks -- Rebellion and Union -- Flush times and bad times in Alabama and South Carolina -- Politician -- Party and honor -- The Alabama platform -- Secessionist -- Creating the "leaven of disunion" -- Public man, private life -- Yancey and the house divided -- Walker and Walker, the league and the letter -- The conventions of 1860 -- The voice of the South -- The men and the hours -- In King Arthur's court -- Journeys home -- The main pillar of the Confederacy
Control code
ocm62895824
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xi, 477 pages
Isbn
9780807830277
Lccn
2005037964
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits
System control number
(OCoLC)62895824

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