anti-secession elements

Examine the causes that contributed to the Confederacy’s doomed effort at independence from the United States.

The decision on the part of the slave owing states to secede from the United States in 1861 was perceived – ironically by the scantly numbered anti-secession elements in that region, led by the editorial staff of the Virginian – as a senseless undertaking whose ultimate corollary would entail defeat and suffering for those responsible […]

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