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A thorough history of American politics and culture in the antebellum period.Published 13 months ago by James Richardson Sprouse
Notwithstanding my criticism, I would urge those interested in the period to read the book. It offers a detailed, lucid, often persuasive account of a critical episode. Read morePublished on July 11, 2013 by Peter
I reserved reading other's comments until I was ready to offer my own. As I read many criticize what they see as the author's bias it reminds me of our current state of political... Read morePublished on July 11, 2013 by Amazon Customer
This is a very concise and thorough walk through the period before the Civil War. (November 1860-April 1861) If you are history buff, you probably know everything in this book. Read morePublished on March 28, 2013 by 4moreshelflife
I got this book as a birthday present. I'm familiar with the subject as I'm a member of multiple Civil War Roundtables. Read morePublished on March 9, 2013 by Stanley R. Schneider
Most of us know the basics of what happened during the Civil War. Very few know the entire proceeding leading up to the war. One of the better books I have read.Published on February 26, 2013 by Francis L. Greaves
The book is a picture of the dysfunctional legislature of 1860, sound familiar? As the congressmen dithered and posed the country was plummeting toward civil war. Read morePublished on January 12, 2013 by Amazon Customer