What were the causes of the American Civil War?
Here are a few questions to guide your thinking as you read the book and prepare your essay:
- What three images did the secession commissioners from Lower South states evoke to convince the Upper South states of the necessity of secession?
- How did Confederate leaders frame the causes of secession during and after the war? Were they consistent or did they contradict themselves?
- How did this book affect your understanding of the causes of the American Civil War?