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Freehling, William W. 1935-

Overview
Works: 31 works in 214 publications in 3 languages and 16,073 library holdings
Genres: History  Sources  Exhibition catalogs 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other
Classifications: E468.9, 973.711
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Most widely held works by William W Freehling
The South vs. the South : how anti-Confederate southerners shaped the course of the Civil War by William W Freehling( )

21 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 2,565 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines how the whites living in the border states during the Civil War and the slaves themselves helped to contribute to the defeat of the Confederate forces
Slavery and freedom by Willie Lee Rose( Book )

26 editions published between 1982 and 1996 in English and held by 2,363 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bundel artikelen over slavernij en negergeschiedenis in de Verenigde Staten
The road to disunion by William W Freehling( Book )

38 editions published between 1990 and 2007 in 3 languages and held by 2,245 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Vol. 1 is a sweeping political and social history of the antebellum South from 1776 to 1854
Secession debated : Georgia's showdown in 1860 by William W Freehling( )

13 editions published between 1992 and 2006 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,857 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The critical northern antebellum debate matched the rhetorical skills of Abraham Lincoln and Stephen A. Douglas in an historic argument over the future of slavery in a westward-expanding America. Two years later, an equally historic oratorical showdown between secessionists and Unionists in Georgia generated as much popular interest south of the Mason-Dixon line, and perhaps had an even more profound immediate effect on the future of the United States. With Abraham Lincoln's "Black Republican" triumph in the presidential election of 1860 came ardent secessionist sentiment in the South. But Unionists were equally zealous and while South Carolina--a bastion of Disunionism since 1832--seemed certain to secede; the other fourteen slave states were far from decided. In the deep South, the road to disunion depended much on the actions of Georgia, a veritable microcosm of the divided South and geographically in the middle of the Cotton South. If Georgia went for the Union, secessionist South Carolina could be isolated. So in November of 1860 all the eyes of Dixie turned to tiny Milledgeville, pre-war capital of Georgia, for a legislative confrontation that would help chart the course toward civil war. In Secession Debated, William W. Freehling and Craig M. Simpson have for the first time collected the seven surviving speeches and public letters of this greatest of southern debates over disunion, providing today's reader with a unique window into a moment of American crisis. Introducing the debate and debaters in compelling fashion, the editors help bring to life a sleepy Southern town suddenly alive with importance as a divided legislature met to decide the fate of Georgia, and by extension, that of the nation. We hear myriad voices, among them the energetic and self-righteous governor Joseph E. Brown who, while a slaveholder and secessionist, was somewhat suspect as a native North Georgian; Alexander H. Stephens, the eloquent Unionist whose "calm dispassionate approach" ultimately backfired; and fiery secessionist Robert Toombs who, impatient with Brown's indecisiveness and the caution of the Unionists, shouted to legislators: "Give me the sword! but if you do not place it in my hands, before God! I will take it." The secessionists' Henry Benning and Thomas R.R. Cobb as well as the Unionists Benjamin Hill and Herschel Johnson also speak to us across the years, most with eloquence, all with the patriotic, passionate conviction that defined an era. In the end, the legislature adopted a convention bill which decreed a popular vote on the issue in early January, 1861. The election results were close, mirroring the intense debate of two months before: 51% of Georgians favored immediate secession, a slim margin which the propaganda-conscious Brown later inflated to 58%. On January 19th the Georgia Convention sanctioned secession in a 166-130 vote, and the imminent Confederacy had its Southern hinge. Secession Debated is a colorful and gripping tale told in the words of the actual participants, one which sheds new light on one of the great and hitherto neglected verbal showdowns in American history. It is essential to a full understanding of the origins of the war between the states. -- Amazon.com
Prelude to Civil War; the nullification controversy in South Carolina, 1816-1836 by William W Freehling( Book )

26 editions published between 1965 and 1995 in English and Italian and held by 1,748 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Study of the economic, social and political factors involved in South Carolina's drive to nullify Jackson's "Tariff of Abominations" of 1828
Showdown in Virginia : the 1861 convention and the fate of the Union( )

9 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 1,474 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the spring of 1861, Virginians confronted destiny - their own and their nation's. Pivotal decisions awaited about secession, the consequences of which would unfold for a hundred years and more. But few Virginians wanted to decide at all. Instead, they talked, almost interminably. The remarkable record of "The Virginia State Convention", edited in a fine modern version in 1965, runs to almost 3,000 pages, some 1.3 million words. Through the diligent efforts of William W. Freehling and Craig M. Simpson, this daunting record has now been made accessible to teachers, students, and general readers. With important contextual contributions - an introduction and commentary, chronology, headnotes, and suggestions for further reading - the essential core of the speeches, and what they signified, is now within reach. This is a collection of speeches by men for whom everything was at risk. Some saw independence and even war as glory; others predicted ruin and devastation. They all offered commentary of lasting interest to anyone concerned about the fate of democracy in crisis
The road to disunion by William W Freehling( )

24 editions published between 1990 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,467 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It is one of the great questions of American history--why did the Southern states bolt from the Union and help precipitate the Civil War? Now, acclaimed historian William W. Freehling offers a new answer, in the final volume of his monumental history The Road to Disunion. Here is history in the grand manner, a powerful narrative peopled with dozens of memorable portraits, telling this important story with skill and relish. Freehling highlights all the key moments on the road to war, including the violence in Bleeding Kansas, Preston Brooks's beating of Charles Sumner in the Senate chambers, th
The reintegration of American history : slavery and the Civil War by William W Freehling( Book )

12 editions published between 1994 and 1996 in English and held by 855 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of essays on slavery in the Old South, including Denmark Vesey
The Louisiana Purchase and American expansion, 1803-1898 by Sanford Levinson( )

3 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 730 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this long overdue collection, Sanford Levinson and Bartholomew Sparrow bring together noted scholars in American history, constitutional law, and political science to examine the role that the Louisiana Purchase played in shaping both the expansionist policies of the nineteenth century and critical interpretations of the Constitution. As the nation continued to expand westward and into the Pacific and Caribbean, critical social, political, and constitutional questions would arise that would greatly test American resolve and the principles on which it was based.</spa
The nullification era : a documentary record by William W Freehling( Book )

11 editions published in 1967 in English and German and held by 455 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A place not forgotten : landscapes of the South from the Morris Museum of Art by Ga.) Morris Museum of Art (Augusta( Book )

2 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 222 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The road to disunion by William W Freehling( Book )

4 editions published between 1990 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 35 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Slavery, the Civil War, and the reintegration of American history by William W Freehling( Book )

2 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Nullification controversy in South Carolina by William W Freehling( )

4 editions published between 1964 and 1987 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Serendipity & synergy : collection development, access, and research opportunities at the American Antiquarian Society in the McCorison era( Book )

2 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The South vs how anti-Confederate southerners shaped the course of the Civil War by William W Freehling( Book )

2 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The road to disunion. 1854-1861 by William W Freehling( Book )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

William Freehling by William W Freehling( Visual )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Address given by historian and author, William Freehling, on coincidences that may have started the Civil War
History and television by William W Freehling( Book )

1 edition published in 1983 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

"An article on the film Denmark Vesey's rebellion."--Cover
James Henley Thornwell's mysterious antislavery moment by William W Freehling( Book )

1 edition published in 1991 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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Slavery and freedomThe road to disunionSecession debated : Georgia's showdown in 1860Prelude to Civil War; the nullification controversy in South Carolina, 1816-1836Showdown in Virginia : the 1861 convention and the fate of the UnionThe road to disunionThe reintegration of American history : slavery and the Civil WarA place not forgotten : landscapes of the South from the Morris Museum of Art
Alternative Names
Freehling, William Wilhartz 1935-

William W. Freehling American historian

William W. Freehling Amerikaans historicus

William W. Freehling US-amerikanischer Historiker

Languages
English (194)

German (2)

Italian (1)