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The Resource Madness rules the hour : Charleston, 1860 and the mania for war, Paul Starobin

Madness rules the hour : Charleston, 1860 and the mania for war, Paul Starobin

Label
Madness rules the hour : Charleston, 1860 and the mania for war
Title
Madness rules the hour
Title remainder
Charleston, 1860 and the mania for war
Statement of responsibility
Paul Starobin
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
In 1860, Charleston, South Carolina, embodied the combustible spirit of the South. No city was more fervently attached to slavery, and no city was seen by the North as a greater threat to the bonds barely holding together the Union. And so, with Abraham Lincoln's election looming, Charleston's leaders faced a climactic decision: they could submit to abolition--or they could drive South Carolina out of the Union and hope that the rest of the South would follow. In Madness Rules the Hour, Paul Starobin tells the story of how Charleston succumbed to a fever for war and charts the contagion's relentless progress and bizarre turns. In doing so, he examines the wily propagandists, the ambitious politicians, the gentlemen merchants and their wives and daughters, the compliant pastors, and the white workingmen who waged a violent and exuberant revolution in the name of slavery and Southern independence. They devoured the Mercury, the incendiary newspaper run by a fanatical father and son; made holy the deceased John C. Calhoun; and adopted "Le Marseillaise" as a rebellious anthem. Madness Rules the Hour is a portrait of a culture in crisis and an insightful investigation into the folly that fractured the Union and started the Civil War
Cataloging source
NcU/DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Starobin, Paul
Dewey number
975.7/915
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
F279.C457
LC item number
S63 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • United States
  • American Civil War (1861-1865)
  • Secession
  • Charleston (S.C.)
  • Southern States
Label
Madness rules the hour : Charleston, 1860 and the mania for war, Paul Starobin
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 225-252) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Target : Charleston -- "Stomach for the fight" -- "Men, women, and Rhetts" -- "I mistrust our own people" -- "Prowling about us" -- "The Charleston boy" -- "Build high the shaft!" -- To Charleston, "with three hundred kegs of beer" -- "Screaming like panthers" -- "Fourth of July" -- "I foresee nothing but disaster" -- "They would have been mobbed" -- "Black as charcoal" -- "Do not blink" -- "To set us free" -- "Hunted down" -- The gentleman revolutionary -- Secession Inc. -- "A large and coarse man" -- "Our lives, our fortunes ..." -- "Is it for manly resistance?" -- "God have mercy on my country" -- "Hurra for Lincoln" -- The judge -- "Will not delay cool the ardor?" -- "To arms, citizens!" -- The gospel of secession -- Catch me if you can -- "I have, doubtless, many faults" -- The flight of reason -- "To dare" -- "Wine and rejoicing" -- "Blood must be shed!" -- "City of desolation."
Control code
ocn958798476
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
ix, 268 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781610396226
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2016045923
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other control number
40027067711
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)958798476
Label
Madness rules the hour : Charleston, 1860 and the mania for war, Paul Starobin
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 225-252) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Target : Charleston -- "Stomach for the fight" -- "Men, women, and Rhetts" -- "I mistrust our own people" -- "Prowling about us" -- "The Charleston boy" -- "Build high the shaft!" -- To Charleston, "with three hundred kegs of beer" -- "Screaming like panthers" -- "Fourth of July" -- "I foresee nothing but disaster" -- "They would have been mobbed" -- "Black as charcoal" -- "Do not blink" -- "To set us free" -- "Hunted down" -- The gentleman revolutionary -- Secession Inc. -- "A large and coarse man" -- "Our lives, our fortunes ..." -- "Is it for manly resistance?" -- "God have mercy on my country" -- "Hurra for Lincoln" -- The judge -- "Will not delay cool the ardor?" -- "To arms, citizens!" -- The gospel of secession -- Catch me if you can -- "I have, doubtless, many faults" -- The flight of reason -- "To dare" -- "Wine and rejoicing" -- "Blood must be shed!" -- "City of desolation."
Control code
ocn958798476
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
ix, 268 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781610396226
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2016045923
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other control number
40027067711
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)958798476

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