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Apostles of Disunion: Southern Secession Commissioners and the Causes of the Civil Warby Dew, Charles B.
Publisher: University of Virginia Press
Retail Price: $22.95 hardcover
Issue: Summer 2001
This monograph examines the extant texts delivered by 52 southern seccession commissioners in 1860 and 1861; it concludes that slavery was the central motive of secessionism.