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Crisis of Fear: Secession in South Carolina
In the wake of the John Brown raid on Harpers Ferry, an atmosphere of hysteria and suspicion gripped South Carolina, an atmosphere in which large-scale slave insurrections or invasions of Northern fanatics seemed imminent. Mass arrests, feverish attempts to arm for self-defense, vigilante actions and irrational accusations became the order of the day. Far more than ideolog ...more
Paperback, 320 pages
Published May 17th 1974 by W. W. Norton & Company
(first published 1970)
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