Acts of war: the Southern seizure of Federal property, 1860-1861

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dc.contributor Frederickson, Kari A.
dc.contributor Gordon, Lesley J.
dc.contributor Megraw, Richard B.
dc.contributor.advisor Rable, George C.
dc.contributor.advisor Kohl, Lawrence Frederick Deale, Rachel Katlyn 2018-01-19T19:39:00Z 2018-01-19T19:39:00Z 2017
dc.identifier.other u0015_0000001_0002808
dc.identifier.other Deale_alatus_0004D_13156
dc.description Electronic Thesis or Dissertation
dc.description.abstract The Civil War began before shots were fired on Fort Sumter. During the four months between Lincoln’s election on November 7, 1860, and his inauguration on March 4, 1861, the Deep South seceded from the Union, seized all the federal forts, arsenals, navy yards, custom houses, revenue cutters, mints, courts and post offices within their borders except Fort Sumter in South Carolina, and Forts Pickens, Taylor, and Jefferson in Florida. This dissertation investigates the rationale, methods, and consequences of these dramatic captures. Northern and southern reaction to these aggressive measures demonstrate that the seizures were acts of war and show that the Civil War actually began long before Edmund Ruffin fired that famous first shot at Fort Sumter.
dc.format.extent 218 p.
dc.format.medium electronic
dc.format.mimetype application/pdf
dc.language English
dc.language.iso en_US
dc.publisher University of Alabama Libraries
dc.relation.ispartof The University of Alabama Electronic Theses and Dissertations
dc.relation.ispartof The University of Alabama Libraries Digital Collections
dc.relation.hasversion born digital
dc.rights All rights reserved by the author unless otherwise indicated.
dc.subject.other History
dc.title Acts of war: the Southern seizure of Federal property, 1860-1861
dc.type thesis
dc.type text University of Alabama. Dept. of History History The University of Alabama doctoral Ph.D.

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