Secessionists vs. Unionists: Great American Debates

Ep. 201811
75 minute listen

Did unionists and secessionists have differing motivations for fighting the Civil War?

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.

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