Sections and the Civil War

Sections and the Civil War


A Basic History of the United States Volume 3
by Clarence B. Carson
Trade Paperback, 224 pages
Price: $17.00

Historical Setting: United States, 1826-1877 A.D.

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Carson begins this third volume by diagnosing the root causes that eventually gave rise to sectionalism: regional differences and changes, the election of 1824, the Adams administration, and the emergence of two parties.

From there the book covers a great deal of ground including: the meaning of Jacksonian Democracy; the removal of the Indians; the nullification and bank controversies; the plantation system; the Transcendentalists and the development of American literature; the Public School movement; Westward expansion; the election of Lincoln; and finally, the Civil War.

Chapter excerpts are posted with permission of Boundary Stone, now handling publishing and distribution for all of Clarence Carson’s books.

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