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Showdown in Virginia: The 1861 Convention and the Fate of the Union

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In the spring of 1861, Virginians confronted destiny--their own and their nation's. Pivotal decisions awaited about secession, the consequences of which would unfold for a hundred years and more. But few Virginians wanted to decide at all. Instead, they talked, almost interminably. The remarkable record of the Virginia State Convention, edited in a fine modern version in 1 ...more
Hardcover, 210 pages
Published March 29th 2010 by University of Virginia Press
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