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Whether the state remained in *The Union Of Seceeded I *Union of seceeded I that Harrold did not discuss this in greater depthI found Border War a worthwhile overview of the sometimes violent conflict that greater depthI found Border War a worthwhile overview of the sometimes violent conflict that preceeded and is now overshadowed by the Civil War Harrold s writing is xpansive in scope covering the The Bookshop on the Shore entire border over decades of turmoil The reader gets an overview of thentire issue Unfortunately such an overview is by neccessity not very deep And such a wide overview reuires a tremendous amount of jumping across time and space This jumping around can be very disruptive for the readerI would recommend this book to anyone curious on a major aspect of how the US slipped into the Civil War Harold provides great insight into the bloody politics of the slavery and anti slavery movements in the border states in the decades leading up to the secession of the Southern states Hot mess of Dance Real Slow examples could have used andit but the idea that the Border Warsviolence and kidnapping that went on sporadically throughout the border states actually led up to the Civil War is notable I wish they had sub headings and organized the chapters a bit Professor Harrold amply justifies my long held view that the American civil war did not start at Fort Sumter in 1861 The secessionist movement had a prolonged gestation from the founding of the Republic in the passions and politics leading to the formal military clashes between the Blue and the Gray This socialpolitical context is so often ignored because its unsoothing controversy still rings close to home today as witness the deconstruction of remaining Confederate memorabilia The Art of Memoir especially in the Border South It was always much comfortable to study biographies of Southern generals or dwell on the greatness of Lincoln or renact famous battles giving detail to uniform and arms authenticity or speculate on how Gettysburg might have gone differently if Lee hadn t delayed here or made that decision then anything but deal with the hard road that brought the country into disunion and armed conflictWhile the long simmering feud between the Lower North and the Border South led to disunion it was ironically the battleground frontline Border States below the Ohio and Mason Dixon line that backed away from secession hoping for continuing Federal protection The Gulf and South Atlantic states could not trust the Upper South as a tottering line of dominos who would bring abolition and race war to their cottonfields As Lincoln needed Kentucky Missouri and Maryland as buffer states he was willing to concede to Unionist slaveowners interests at least temporarily rather than assuage the Brownites of his own party When the border conflict reached Kansas though the old struggle changed ualitatively This was than just a westward projection of Ohio. Jersey Pennsylvania Ohio Indiana and Illinois Aspects of this struggle the underground railroad nforcement of the fugitive slave laws mob actions and sectional politics are well known. .
Good overview of border states importance in the antebellum decades Interesting depiction of the antebellum conflicts in the Mid Atlantic and Midwest in the several decades leading to the Civil War The book is a work of scholarship designed for the serious historian It illustrates how states on the Mason line dealt with their neighbors on the of slavery vrs free labor the Fugitive Slave Act and the xpansion of slavery to the west I was specially interested in the confrontations between Ohio and Kentucky but overall the author provided too many xamples to illustrate ach of his topics I was often tempted to skip ahead to the concluding paragraphs for the chapter summaries This was one of the most interesting reads assigned for my class on abolitionism last semester Harrold is looking just at the border states both North and South but particularly he spends a lot of time on the MarylandVirginiaPennsylvania border and the KentuckyOhio "BORDER IN THE FIRST CASE THE BOUNDARY BETWEEN SLAVERY "In the first case the boundary between slavery free people of color was an imaginary line drawn on a map in the second the boundary was the Ohio river For decades people on both sides had to deal with this and they fought about slavery constantly The Stanley Harrold s Border War surveys the violent and near violent conflict between the border south the border north prior to the Civil War Although the ntire border is covered most the book concentrates on the conflict between slave state Kentucky and free state Ohio Harrold discusses how the conflict was handled by the local populations as well as state and federal authorities He also discusses how the conflict played into the Civil War and whether the state stayed in the Union or seceededHe covers several themes First is the issue of PostgreSQL Server Programming - Second Edition escaped slaves and thevolving response by interest groups on both sides of the of the border region From uncertain northern assistance to slave catchers To and organized resistance by the northern populations To the intervention by Federal authorities At one point it took an Integrity Restored: Helping Catholic Families Win the Battle Against Pornography entire company of US Marines to catch a slave To Federal State armed standoffs and Northern nullificationfforts And finally to the Civil War During Lee s 1863 invasion of Pennsylvania his army kidnapped hundreds if not thousands of African American civilians and sent them south One mob in Greencastle Pennsylvania was so outraged that they attacked and disarmed a Confederate detachment and freed the captured African Americans Second to a lesser degree the conflict between Free Soil and Pro Slavery proponents Interestingly Harrold notes numerous cases in the late 1850 s where as the anti slavery northerners contained Southern The Taste of Night (Signs of the Zodiac, efforts in Free States they began tonter the Slave States setting up Free Soil villagesThird how the conflict shaped. During the 1840s and 1850s a dangerous ferment afflicted the North South border region pitting the slave states of Maryland Virginia Kentucky and Missouri against the free states of New.
Read Border War Fighting Over Slavery Before the Civil WarRiver feuding as Harrold seems to suggest Frontier violence guaranteed a small scale civil war on the Missouri border and though Missourians were up in arms to protect their own slave property invading northerners saw the free soil struggle in national not local terms If Bleeding Kansas was a westward roll of border state sniping its astward backwash guaranteed full scale national civil warProfessor Harrold brusuely concludes that it was northern superiority in resources men and materiel that in time overwhelmed the Confederacy But as David Williams showed in his Bitterly Divided The South s Inner Civil War the Confederacy was underwhelmed from within by Unionistanti Confederate sentiment deriving
From Sub Regional Politicssub regional politics the Deep South along the Appalachian spine as well as the threat of scaping slaves into free white territory The free soilers of lower Illinois and the Unionist slave owners of Kentucky found their counterparts in the anti Confederates of north Alabama and south Louisiana contributing to Southern defeat of the Solid South in the Heart of Dixie A salient uestion might be could it happen again with all the current divisions and violent hostility over monuments and heritage and the mattering of lives Of course not Civil wars are overwhelmingly products of low capitalized agrarian regions and states with relatively less to lose The battles of the American civil war were confined to the South for that reason Lee s major flop at Gettysburg was the xception that amply underscored the rule Societies and individuals with heavy capital investment in material infrastructure do not *allow violence to destroy their property Hence the Cuban and Chinese revolutions origins in marginal zones and the confining * violence to destroy their property Hence the Cuban and Chinese revolutions origins in marginal zones and the confining Yugoslavia s civil war to its Bosnian and Kosovo backlands The threat of a modern repeat in America is thus hollow rhetoric despite occasional flareups But it remains informative to see how passion and division once *Led To Mass Violence And *to mass violence and conflict in America Border War demonstrates slavery was the ultimate cause of the American Civil War argues state s rights were an issue for both northern and southern states and illustrates that the conditions for violence between the north and south had been festering for decades prior to the shots fired at Fort Sumter in 1861 By looking at violent and non violent confrontations in the border region Missouri Kentucky Virginia Maryland Ohio Indiana Illinois Harrold traces a simmering conflict that goes all the way back to the 1790s These clashes we This is a typical book written by a historian Some people might find it dry if they re xpecting writing in the style of a best selling thriller I loved it I found it fascinating to immerse myself in the world of the US before the Civil War. As parts of other stories Here Stanley Harrold xplores the border struggle itself the dramatic incidents that comprised it and its role in the complex dynamics leading to the Civil Wa.