The Resource Lincoln's little war, Webb Garrison

Lincoln's little war, Webb Garrison

Label
Lincoln's little war
Title
Lincoln's little war
Statement of responsibility
Webb Garrison
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"What was Abraham Lincoln's role in initiating the costliest war in American history? In piecing together the events that led to the bombardment of Fort Sumter in Charleston Harbor, Webb Garrison considers whether the secession of the southern states was inevitable and war unavoidable. Garrison's interpretation of the actions of the Lincoln administration suggest that the president manipulated the drama in Charleston to create a no-win scenario for the South -- a great psychological victory for him, but one with dire consequences for the rest of the country. Lincoln may have anticipated a war between the states, but Garrison claims that he provoked it, believing the war would be a brief conflict, a kind of police action similar to George Washington's handling of the Whiskey Rebellion. When that assumption proved wrong, the Northern president qualified his actions in ways that absolved him of responsibility, crediting all that followed to fate. In these pages Lincoln appears as a man of contrasts, whose passion to preserve the Union blinded him to any possibility for compromise. Garrison also describes the many personalities involved in the Sumter crisis and evaluates the decision making that led the country into civil war"--Page 4 of cover
Cataloging source
DLC
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1919-2000
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Garrison, Webb
Dewey number
973.7/11
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
E471
LC item number
.G37 1997
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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Frank and Virginia Williams Collection of Lincolniana (Mississippi State University. Libraries)
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  • Lincoln, Abraham
  • Lincoln, Abraham
  • American Civil War (1861-1865)
  • Siege of Fort Sumter (Charleston, South Carolina : 1861)
  • United States
  • United States
  • Fort Sumter (Charleston, S.C.)
  • War
  • South Carolina
  • United States
  • Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865
  • United States
  • United States
  • Fort Sumter (Charleston, S.C.)
  • Paperback collection
Label
Lincoln's little war, Webb Garrison
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Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 225-231) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
pt. 1. Prelude to inferno. A southern officer and a southern fort -- No foreign presence -- Washington humiliated -- A new commander in chief -- He says we don't exist -- Keep your slaves and come back -- pt. 2. Firestorm at Sumter. Bread enough for five days -- An intolerable offer -- Success in failure -- A continuous bombardment -- The heroes of Fort Sumter -- Point of no return -- The call -- War on the water -- Citizen rights suspended -- pt. 3. The President loses control. The loss of a general -- Four more states are lost -- The loss of an armory and a naval base -- Many lives are lost in Baltimore -- Personal safety is lost in Saint Louis -- Lincoln loses his reins on the slavery issue -- The tremendous loss of life begins
Extent
1 online resource (239 pages
Form of item
online
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps)
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1082976731
Label
Lincoln's little war, Webb Garrison
Link
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 225-231) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
pt. 1. Prelude to inferno. A southern officer and a southern fort -- No foreign presence -- Washington humiliated -- A new commander in chief -- He says we don't exist -- Keep your slaves and come back -- pt. 2. Firestorm at Sumter. Bread enough for five days -- An intolerable offer -- Success in failure -- A continuous bombardment -- The heroes of Fort Sumter -- Point of no return -- The call -- War on the water -- Citizen rights suspended -- pt. 3. The President loses control. The loss of a general -- Four more states are lost -- The loss of an armory and a naval base -- Many lives are lost in Baltimore -- Personal safety is lost in Saint Louis -- Lincoln loses his reins on the slavery issue -- The tremendous loss of life begins
Extent
1 online resource (239 pages
Form of item
online
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps)
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1082976731

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