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The Mississippi Secession Convention: Delegates and Deliberations in Politics and War, 1861-1865

Timothy B. Smith


This book is the first full treatment of any secession convention to date. Studying the Mississippi convention of 1861 offers insight into how and why southern states seceded and the effects of such a breech. Based largely on primary sources, this book provides a unique insight into the broader secession movement. There was more to the secession convention than the mere act of leaving the Union, which was done only three days into the deliberations. The rest of the three-week January 1861 meeting as well as an additional week in March saw the delegates debate and pass a number of important ord ... More

Keywords: Mississippi Secession Convention, secession movement, Federal Union, American Civil War

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2014 Print ISBN-13: 9781628460971
Published to University Press of Mississippi: September 2015 DOI:10.14325/mississippi/9781628460971.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Timothy B. Smith, author
University of Tennessee, Martin