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Session 18: The Rights and Wrongs of Secession

November 10, 2015

by ashbradmin

Dr. Lucas Morel: https://s3-us-west-2.amazonaws.com/presidential-academy/Session+18+Morel.mp3

Focus

What reasons did Southern secession commissioners give for seceding from the Union? What reasons did Alexander Stephens give in defense of the Southern Confederacy?
Readings
Supplemental/Optional Readings
  • McPherson, Battle Cry of Freedom, chap. 8
  • Mackubin Thomas Owens, “The Case Against Secession”