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Resources / Bibliography: Secession


Adams, Charles. When in the Course of Human Events: Arguing the Case for Southern Secession. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, 2000.

Barney, William. The Road to Secession: A New Perspective of the Old South. New York, NY: Praeger, 1972.

Botsford, Theophilus F. Memoirs of the War of Secession [microform]. Bethesda, MD: University Publication of America, 1990.

Candler, Allen Daniel. The Confederate Records of the State of Georgia. New York: AMS Press, 1972.

Crofts, Daniel W. Reluctant Confederates. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 1989.

Potter, David M. Lincoln and his Party in the Secession Crisis. Baton Rouge, LA: Louisiana State University Press, 1995.

Davis, William C. A Government of Our Own: The Making of the Confederacy. New York: Free Press, 1994.

Dew, Charles B. Apostles of Disunion: Southern Secession Commissioners and the Causes of the Civil War. Charlottesville: University Press of Virginia, 2001.

Dumond, Dwight Lowell. The Secession Movement, 1860-1861. New York: Octagon Books, 1973.

Escott, Paul D. After Secession: Jefferson Davis and the Failure of Confederate Nationalism. Baton Rouge, LA: Louisiana State University Press, 1992.

Freehling, William W. Road to Disunion. New York: Oxford University Press, 1990.

Freehling, William W. and Craig M. Simpson. (editors) Secession Debated: Georgia's Showdown in 1860. New York: Oxford University Press, 1992.

Hunnicutt, James W. The Conspiracy Unveiled [microform]. Philadelphia: J.B. Lippincott & Co., 1863.

Johnson, Michael P. Toward a Patriarchal Republic: The Secession of Georgia. Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, 1977.

Link, William A. Roots of Secession: Slavery and Politics in Antebellum Virginia. [Electronic Resource]. Chapel Hill: University of Chapel Hill Press, 2003.

Mohr, Clarence Lee. Georgia Blacks During Secession and Civil War. Thesis (Ph.D.) University of Georgia, 1975.

Paquette, Robert Louis and Louis A. Ferleger. Slavery, Secession, and Southern History. Charlottesville: University Press of Virginia, 2000.

Pearce, Haywood J. Benjamin H. Hill, Secession and Reconstruction. New York: Negro Universities Press, 1969.

Potter, David Morris. The South and the Sectional Conflict. Baton Rouge, LA: Louisiana State University, 1968.

Rozwec, Edwin C. The Causes of the American Civil. Lexington, MA: Heath, 1972.