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The Papers of John C. Calhoun Volume XXV, 1847-1848

by Wilson, Clyde N. and Cook, Shirley B.
Publisher: University of South Carolina Press
Retail Price: $59.95
Issue: Summer 2001
ISBN: 1570033064

Covering the period from December 1847-August 1848, the documents assembled in this latest installment of The Papers of John C. Calhoun include correspondence (sent and received), remarks delivered at civic gatherings and from the floor of the Senate, and an extended pamphlet assailing the Wilmot proviso and Senator Thomas Hart Benton. Prosaic matters such as finances and plantation management are addressed in some documents, while in other texts Calhoun issues prophetic warnings about the national conflict to come. Includes index.

review of The Papers of John C. Calhoun Volume XXV, 1847-1848, by Wilson, Clyde N., Civil War Book Review, (Summer 2001).