American Forum - The Road to Disunion: Secessionists Triumphant
William W. Freehling
April 30, 2007 - December 13, 1901
The Gordon and Mary Beth Smyth Forum on American History
William M. Freehling, in the second volume of his magisterial study of the South's road to disunion, explains how a secessionist minority in the lower South exploited sectional tensions to forge a majority for disunion. Freehling, a winner of both the Bancroft and Nevins prizes, is a fellow at the Virginia Foundation for the Humanities.