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The Mississippi Secession ConventionDelegates and Deliberations in Politics and War, 1861-1865$
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Timothy B. Smith

Print publication date: 2014

Print ISBN-13: 9781628460971

Published to University Press of Mississippi: September 2015

DOI: 10.14325/mississippi/9781628460971.001.0001

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Consequences

Consequences

1865–1921

Chapter:
(p.187) Epilogue Consequences
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The Mississippi Secession Convention
Author(s):

Timothy B. Smith

Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:10.14325/mississippi/9781628460971.003.0013

This chapter describes the consequences of the actions of the Mississippi Secession Convention's delegates, which led to Mississippi's secession from the Union. The immediate effect of secession was a horrible war that left Mississippi a torn and wasted land in 1865. Yet Mississippians quickly began to rebuild, partly due to the efforts of the very men who had led the state into secession. Aided by a very lenient initial policy during the Reconstruction period, the delegates quickly accepted pardons from the Lincoln government and began rebuilding the state along the same racially slanted societal construct in effect before the war. Over the following decades, most of these secession leaders grew to love the United States again, taking their part in its government and society. Even Confederate President Jefferson Davis, who grew up in Mississippi, changed his stance and supported the Union.

Keywords:   delegates, Mississippi Secession Convention, Federal Union, secession, Reconstruction period, Lincoln government, United States, Jefferson Davis

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