Saturday Webinar: Secessionists vs. Unionists

ByJeremy Gypton
On January 15, 2019

Waged in Congress, state governments, newspaper editorials, and within and between family and friends, the prelude to the Civil War was, in part, a debate over union vs. state, of a national identity vs. a local one, enflamed by the decades-old debate over slavery.

Suggested Readings


Documents in Detail: Thomas Jefferson's Letter to Roger Weightman


Documents in Detail: Lincoln's Speech on the Repeal of the Missouri Compromise

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