America's Longest Siege

Charleston, Slavery, and the Slow March Toward Civil War
Author(s): Joseph Kelly
Genre: History
Original Publish Date: Jun 27, 2013
Product Number: EB00419660
Released: Jun 18, 2014
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781468310252
Publisher: Abrams Press
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In America's Longest Siege, historian Joseph Kelly captures the toxic mix of nationalism, paternalism, and wealth that made Charleston the center of the nationwide debate over slavery and the tragic act of secession that doomed both the city and the South. Thoroughly researched and compulsively readable, America's Longest Siege offers a new take on the Civil War and the culture that made it inevitable.