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Documents in Detail: Alexander Stephens’ “Cornerstone” Speech

February 17, 2021

by Jeremy Gypton

Julian Vannerson. Alexander H. Stephens, Representative from Georgia, Thirty-fifth Congress, 1859. Public domain, from the Library of Congress. Digital ID ppmsca.26706.

Our Documents in Detail webinar for 17 February 2021 focused on Confederate States of America Alexander Stephens’ 1861 “Cornerstone” speech, in which he explained the real reasons for Southern secession, confederation, and choice for war against the Union.

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