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Roots of Secession: Slavery and Politics in Antebellum Virginia

by Link, William A.
Publisher: University of North Carolina Press
Retail Price: $45.00
Issue: Winter 2004
ISBN: 0807827711

This study analyzes the interconnections between social activity and politics that led to secession in antebellum Virginia. Link argues that the tension between an increasingly active slave population and anxious slave holders was the driving force of Virginia politics during the time period.

review of Roots of Secession: Slavery and Politics in Antebellum Virginia, by Link, William A., Civil War Book Review, (Winter 2004).