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William Henry Seward and the secession crisis

Lawrence M. Denton

William Henry Seward and the secession crisis

the effort to prevent civil war

by Lawrence M. Denton

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Published by McFarland & Co. in Jefferson, N.C .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Seward, William Henry, -- 1801-1872,
  • Seward, William Henry, -- 1801-1872 -- Political and social views,
  • United States. -- Congress. -- Senate -- Biography,
  • Political leadership -- United States -- Case studies,
  • Legislators -- United States -- Biography,
  • Presidential candidates -- United States -- Biography,
  • Governors -- New York (State) -- Biography,
  • Secession -- United States,
  • United States -- Politics and government -- 1849-1861,
  • United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Causes

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references and index.

    StatementLawrence M. Denton.
    GenreCase studies, Biography
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsE415.9.S4 D46 2009
    The Physical Object
    Paginationv, 221 p. ;
    Number of Pages221
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL23712118M
    ISBN 100786444282
    ISBN 109780786444281
    LC Control Number2009020565

    William Henry Seward ( –Octo ) was an American politician. He was the 12th Governor of New York, and later a United States was also the United States Secretary of State for two presidents, Abraham Lincoln and Andrew was very much against slavery. He was an important person in the Republican Party when it was nant: Luther Bradish. She deals with the familiar issues and events of the sectional conflict in the s and s—the Wilmot Proviso, the Compromise of , the Kansas-Nebraska Act, “Bleeding Kansas,” and “Bleeding Sumner,”—and ends with a discussion of the secession : John Ashworth.

      Seward's maiden Senate speech, delivered during the Crisis of , established his radical credentials."But there is a higher law than the Constitution," he declared, "which regulates our authority over the domain, and devotes it to the same noble purposes. My fifth book, A Secession Crisis Enigma: William Henry Hurlbert and “The Diary of a Public Man” (Louisiana State University Press, April ) offers a fresh contribution to my field of specialization, the political crisis that led to war. “The Diary of a Public Man,” published anonymously in several installments in the North American Review in , claimed to offer .

    William Henry Seward and the Onset of the Secession Crisis. By Michael Robinson. Most historians who have chronicled William Seward’s role in the secession crisis present the politician as self-possessed throughout the crisis of the Union.   Larry Denton, an authority on the secession crisis, is the author of "A Southern Star for Maryland: Maryland and the Secession Crisis," and "William Henry Seward and the Secession Crisis: The Effort to Prevent Civil War."He held several academic administrative posts at the university level from to In he accepted an appointment to serve as .


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William Henry Seward and the secession crisis by Lawrence M. Denton Download PDF EPUB FB2

In WILLIAM HENRY SEWARD AND THE SECESSION CRISIS: THE EFFORT TO PREVENT CIVIL WAR, author Lawrence M. Denton clearly shows that a peacefully negotiated secession was the best way to handle all the problems facing America in /5(3).

While Abraham Lincoln was taking center stage in a divided country, a political rival-turned-ally was exerting a major influence on national affairs. William Henry Seward, U.S. senator and former New York governor, lost the Republican Party nomination but aided Lincoln by touring the country on behalf of the Republican ticket.

As Southern states prepared to. In WILLIAM HENRY SEWARD AND THE SECESSION CRISIS: THE EFFORT TO PREVENT CIVIL WAR, author Lawrence M. Denton clearly shows that a peacefully negotiated secession was the best way to handle all the problems facing America in This excellant account finally shows how Seward could have prevented this through his skillful use of diplomacy and 5/5(3).

William Henry Seward, U.S. senator and former New York governor, lost the Republican Party nomination but aided Lincoln by touring the country on behalf of the Republican ticket. As Southern states prepared to withdraw from the Union. William Henry Seward and the Secession Crisis: The Effort to Prevent Civil War Lawrence M.

Denton Though Abraham Lincoln took center stage in a divided country, a political rival-turned-ally had a major influence on national affairs during Lincoln's presidency. William Henry Seward was appointed Secretary of State by Abraham Lincoln on March 5,and served until March 4, Seward carefully managed international affairs during the Civil War and also negotiated the purchase of Alaska.

Seward was born in Florida, New York on He graduated from Union College in Schenectady. William Henry Seward, former governor and U.S.

senator, lost the Republican Party nomination for president of the United States inbut aided Lincolns election by touring the country on behalf of the Republican ticket.

As the Southern states prepared to withdraw from the Union, Secretary of State Seward sought to unite the country. William Henry Seward and the Secession Crisis: The Effort to Prevent War is admittedly pro-Seward and anti-Lincoln, but provides a new look at one of the most important winters in American history by focusing on one of the most powerful individuals at the eye of the storm.

Book Info from McFarland Web Site: About the Book. William Henry Seward, U.S. senator and former governor, lost the Republican Party nomination for president inbut aided Lincoln's election by touring the country on behalf of the Republican ticket.

As some Southern states prepared to withdraw from the Union, Secretary of State Seward sought to reunite the country. Get this from a library. William Henry Seward and the secession crisis: the effort to prevent civil war. [Lawrence M Denton; Frank and Virginia Williams Collection of Lincolniana (Mississippi State University.

Libraries)] -- "William Henry Seward, U.S. senator and former governor, lost the Republican Party nomination for president inbut aided Lincoln's election by touring the. SEWARD, William Henry, a Senator from New York; born in Florida, Orange County, N.Y., on ; after preparatory studies, graduated from Union College in ; studied law; admitted to the bar and commenced practice in Auburn, N.Y., ; member, State senate ; unsuccessful Whig candidate for governor in ; Governor of New York.

William Seward () was a politician who served as governor of New York, as a U.S. senator and as secretary of state during the Civil War (). William Henry Seward, U.S. senator and former governor, lost the Republican Party nomination for president inbut aided Lincoln's election by touring the country on behalf of the Republican ticket.

As some Southern states prepared to withdraw from the Union, Secretary of State Seward sought to reunite the country. William Henry Seward, U.S. senator and former New York governor, lost the Republican Party nomination but aided Lincoln by touring the country on behalf of the Republican ticket.

As Southern states prepared to withdraw from the Union, Secretary of State Seward sought to reunite the : Lawrence M. Denton. Taylor does not fully explain why Seward muted his opposition to slavery during the secession crisis in the hope of reconciling the South, and fails to criticize Seward's mistakes adequately (e.g., saber- rattling gestures toward England and France that Lincoln rightly rejected).

Taylor does not fully explain why Seward muted his opposition to slavery during the secession crisis in the hope of reconciling the South, and fails to criticize Seward's mistakes adequately (e.g., saber-rattling gestures toward England and France that Lincoln rightly rejected)/5(2).

About We Have the War Upon Us. In this carefully researched book William J. Cooper gives us a fresh perspective on the period between Abraham Lincoln’s election in November and the firing on Fort Sumter in Aprilduring which all efforts to avoid or impede secession and prevent war failed.

William Henry Seward book. Read reviews from world’s largest community for readers. From Kirkus Reviews: A friendly yet not uncritical biography of the s /5. “The Diary of a Public Man,” published anonymously in several installments in the North American Review inclaimed to offer verbatim accounts of secret conversations with Abraham Lincoln, William H.

Seward, and Stephen A. Douglas—among others—in the desperate weeks just before the start of the Civil War. Get this from a library. William Henry Seward and the secession crisis: the effort to prevent civil war. [Lawrence M Denton] -- "William Henry Seward, U.S.

senator and former governor, lost the Republican Party nomination for president inbut aided Lincoln's election by touring the country on behalf of the Republican. William Henry Seward: Lincoln's Right Hand, Paperback by Taylor, John M., ISBNISBNBrand New, Free shipping in the US From Kirkus Reviews: A friendly yet not uncritical biography of the secretary of state in the Lincoln and Andrew Johnson Cabinets/5(14).

Larry Denton, an authority on the secession crisis, is the author of "A Southern Star for Maryland: Maryland and the Secession Crisis, " and "William Henry Seward and the Secession Crisis: The Effort to Prevent Civil War." He held several academic administrative posts at the university level from to Brand: TheHistoryPress.

Stahr's biography of William Henry Seward, the secretary of state from tois always solidly researched and often quite compelling, particularly in his discussion of the complex power struggle between Lincoln and Seward during the secession winter of /5.