Charles B. Dew. Apostles of Disunion: Southern Secession Commissioners and the Causes of the Civil War. Charlottesville and London: University Press of. Apostles of Disunion: Southern Secession Commissioners and the Causes of the Civil War. Front Cover. Charles B. Dew. University Press of Virginia, Apostles of Disunion has ratings and 70 reviews. Charles B. Dew, Apostles of Disunion: Southern Secession Commissioners and the Causes of the Civil.
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There were a number of reasons for Southerns to be alarmed at the abolition of slavery and these arguments are heard in the speeches.
Mar 12, Adrianna added it Shelves: Book Review of Charles B. If you happen to be acquainted with a history denier, however, place this book in their uneducated hands. From the words of the secession commissioners, Dew concludes that irrational fears of three imminent horrors — racial equality, race war, and miscegenation — spurred secession.
The point, however, is that states rights as a doctrine is subordinate to and supportive of the absolute necessity of preserving the essential and region-defining institution of slavery.
Nevertheless, after several chapters of painful documentation, he concludes that ” New Studies appostles Civil War History.
To cut through the contradictory claims, Dew offers a neglected source of insight: In late and earlystate-appointed commissioners traveled the length and breadth of the slave South carrying a fervent message in pursuit of a clear goal: Other product and company names shown may be trademarks of their respective owners. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer – no Apoostles device required.
Dew recounts many of the same kinds of stories that we seemed to be faced with in the introduction. Their platform had advocated the complete abolition of slavery in the western territories.
Some articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. The book is useful because it provides an analytical argument through the usage of insightful and relevant primary sources that are contextualized by secondary sources that immerse you into the world of the secessionists. However, the very fact these strongholds of secessionist fervor, felt compelled to send this group of firebrand, states’ rights spouting, white supremacists off on their various missions speaks volumes as well, one must also surmise.
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Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized. He also summarizes how “Lost Cause” revisionism after the Civil War e.
As a result, they were in the forefront of most movements. Contrastingly, Dew implicitly assumes the war as the inevitable result of secession.
It is a point of debate, but I feel it informs Dew’s narrow focus. In their view all hope of future compromise between the North and South had been exhausted with the Republicans in power.
The main focus is on the rhetoric used Or, possibly the right of slave-owners to keep apotsles in in free states?
This is an ad network. Dew finds in the commissioners’ brutally candid rhetoric a stark white supremacist ideology that proves the contrary. This is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized.
In late and earlystate-appointed commissioners traveled the length and breadth of the slave South carrying a fervent message in pursuit of a clear goal: Amazon Second Chance Pass it on, trade it in, give it a second life.
I even studied the Union’s war memo I was underwhelmed by this book. No other economic activity came even close to these two enterprises. As a native southerner, and as a distant son of Confederate veterans, Dew writes with measured regret in issuing this lament for his heritage.
Harris, Mississippi commissioner, in a December speech to the Georgia legislature.