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William Lowndes Yancey and the Coming of the Civil War

by Eric H. Walther

Publisher: University of North Carolina Press, The
Hardcover
ISBN: 9780807830277






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Synopsis of William Lowndes Yancey and the Coming of the Civil War


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 and presents a nuanced look at the roots of Southern honor, violence, and understandings of manhood as they developed in the nineteenth century.

About the Author, Eric H. Walther


Eric H. Walther is associate professor of history at the University of Houston. He is author of The Fire-Eaters and The Shattering of the Union: America in the 1850s.

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