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By Michael D. Robinson

Many debts of the secession hindrance forget the pointy political clash that happened within the Border South states of Delaware, Kentucky, Maryland, and Missouri. Michael D. Robinson expands the scope of this trouble to teach how the destiny of the Border South, and with it the Union, desperately hung within the stability through the fateful months surrounding the conflict at citadel Sumter. in this interval, Border South politicians published the region's deep dedication to slavery, disputed even if to go away the Union, and schemed to win adequate help to hold the day. even though those border states contained fewer enslaved humans than the 11 states that seceded, white border Southerners selected to stay within the Union simply because they felt the choice most sensible safe their bizarre establishment.

Robinson unearths anew how the alternative for union used to be fraught with ache and uncertainty, dividing households and generating years of sour internecine violence. Letters, diaries, newspapers, and quantitative proof remove darkness from how, within the absence of a compromise payment, proslavery Unionists controlled to defeat secession within the Border South.

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