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Storm Over Texas: The Annexation Controversy and the Road to Civil War

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In the spring of 1844, a fiery political conflict erupted over the admission of Texas into the Union. This hard-fought and bitter controversy profoundly changed the course of American history. Indeed, as Joel Silbey argues in Storm Over Texas, it marked the crucial moment when partisan differences were transformed into a North-vs-South antagonism, and the momentum towards Civil War leaped into high gear.

Silbey, one of America's most renowned political historians, offers a swiftly paced and compelling narrative of the Texas imbroglio, which included an exceptional cast of characters, from John C. Calhoun and John Quincy Adams, to James K. Polk and Martin Van Buren. We see how a series of unexpected moves, some planned, some inadvertent, sparked a crisis that intensified and crystallized the North-South divide. Sectionalism, Silbey shows, had often been intense, but rarely widespread and generally well contained by other forces. After Texas statehood, it became a driving force in national affairs, ultimately leading to Southern secession and Civil War.

With subtlety, great care, and much imagination, Joel Silbey shows that this brief political struggle became, in the words of an Alabama congressman, "the greatest question of the age"--and a pivotal moment in American history.

About the Author

Joel H. Silbey is President White Professor of History at Cornell University. He is the author of Respectable Minority: The Democratic Party in the Civil War Era, The Partisan Imperative: The Dynamics of American Politics Before the Civil War, and Martin Van Buren and the Emergence of American Popular Politics.

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ISBN:
9780195315929
Author:
Silbey, Joel H.
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Author:
null, Joel H.
Subject:
United States - Antebellum Era
Subject:
United States - 19th Century
Subject:
Political History
Subject:
United States - State & Local - South
Subject:
History, American | Early 19th Century
Subject:
History
Subject:
Texas
Subject:
United States - History - Civil War, 1861-
Subject:
United States Politics and government.
Subject:
US History-1800 to Civil War
Subject:
Politics - General
Series:
Pivotal Moments in American History
Publication Date:
20070131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
22 halftones, 1 map, 3 line illus.
Pages:
256
Dimensions:
8.84x5.68x.73 in. .82 lbs.

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