Bullets, Ballots, and Rhetoric: Confederate States Policy for the United States Presidential Contest by Larry E. Nelson

Bullets, Ballots, and Rhetoric: Confederate States Policy for the United States Presidential Contest

byLarry E. Nelson

Kobo ebook | May 29, 2015

Pricing and Purchase Info

$34.69 online 
$43.30 list price save 19%

Prices and offers may vary in store

Available for download

Not available in stores

about

Aspirations to “whoop” the North notwithstanding, Confederates set their hopes for independence not on the belief that they could defeat the North but on the hope that their armies could stave off defeat long enough for the North to weary of war.
 
The South’s single biggest opportunity to effect political change in the North was the presidential contest of 1864. If Lincoln’s support foundered and the North elected a president with a more flexible vision of peace on the continent, the South might realize its dream of independence.
 
In Bullets, Ballots, and Rhetoric, Larry Nelson vividly brings to life the complex state of Northern politics during the election year of 1863. He recounts fluctuations in the value of the dollar, draft resistance and riots, protests against emancipation, political defeats suffered by the Republicans in the elections of 1862, and growing discontent in the border states and Midwest. 
 
Nelson offers an insider’s look at the administration of Jefferson Davis, as it looked for cracks in Northern unity and electoral opportunities to exploit. Bullets, Ballots, and Rhetoric is an engrossing account of a little-known facet of Civil War statecraft and politics.

Title:Bullets, Ballots, and Rhetoric: Confederate States Policy for the United States Presidential ContestFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:May 29, 2015Publisher:University Of Alabama PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0817389709

ISBN - 13:9780817389703

Reviews