312 pp., 6.125 x 9.25, 3 halftones, 1 map, 19 tables, appends., notes, bibl., index
Hardcover ISBN: 978-1-4696-3378-7
Published: November 2017
eBook ISBN: 978-1-4696-3379-4
Published: October 2017
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Robinson reveals anew how the choice for union was fraught with anguish and uncertainty, dividing families and producing years of bitter internecine violence. Letters, diaries, newspapers, and quantitative evidence illuminate how, in the absence of a compromise settlement, proslavery Unionists managed to defeat secession in the Border South.
About the Author
Michael D. Robinson is assistant professor of history at the University of Mobile.
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"A Union Indivisible enhances our understanding of the complicated politics--and the even more complicated issues of secession and union--in the fragile slave states later known as the 'Border South.' This book offers illuminating insights into individuals' and states' complex political beliefs and behaviors during the turbulence of the Civil War’s onset."--Christopher Phillips, University of Cincinnati
"Everyone interested in the origins of the American Civil War should read this book. Michael Robinson deftly explains how proslavery Unionists in the border South enlisted to restore 'the old Union as it was' without foreseeing the subsequent enlargement of Union war aims to include emancipation."--Daniel Crofts, author of Lincoln and the Politics of Slavery