The Union is Dissolved!: Charleston and Fort Sumter in the Civil War

The Union is Dissolved!: Charleston and Fort Sumter in the Civil War

by Douglas W. Bostick


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Join Charleston historian Doug Bostick as he traces the political turmoil of 1860 and early 1861, when the firebrands of secession in Charleston were pushing the South to act together in a decisive way. The Union Is Dissolved chronicles the face-off between professor and student--Robert Anderson and Pierre G.T. Beauregard--and the firing on Fort Sumter, signaling the beginning of the American Civil War. Featuring many historical images and first-person accounts found in period newspapers and family papers, this fascinating volume offers a concise introduction to our nation's greatest struggle.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781596295735
Publisher: History Press, The
Publication date: 07/24/2009
Series: Civil War Sesquicentennial Ser.
Pages: 128
Sales rank: 625,220
Product dimensions: 6.02(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.12(d)

About the Author

Doug Bostick is a native of James Island and is an eighth-generation South Carolinian. He is a graduate of the College of Charleston and earned a master's degree from the University of South Carolina. Bostick is a former staff and faculty member of the University of South Carolina and the University of Maryland. He is the author of fifteen books, and his knowledge of history is enhanced by a raconteur's gift for storytelling.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements 9

Chapter 1 The Principles of Self-Determination 11

Chapter 2 The Fathers of Secession 13

Chapter 3 Lincoln Is Elected 17

Chapter 4 A Southerner in Charge 31

Chapter 5 "The Spirit Has Departed" 37

Chapter 6 In the Dark of the Night 47

Chapter 7 Big Red 55

Chapter 8 Horses and Spies 67

Chapter 9 The Confederate States 75

Chapter 10 The Student Arrives 79

Chapter 11 A New President 85

Chapter 12 Friends to Charleston 89

Chapter 13 "A Sheep Tied" 95

Chapter 14 The First Shot 101

Chapter 15 Bloodless Victory 113

Epilogue 121

Bibliography 125

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