"Lec 10 - The Election of 1860 and the Secession Crisis" The Civil War and Reconstruction (HIST 119) This lecture picks off where the previous one left off, with a discussion of the legacies of John Brown. The most important thing about John Brown's raid, Professor Blight argues, was not the event itself, but the way Americans engaged with it after the fact. Next, Professor Blight discusses the election of 1860, a four-way battle won by the Republican candidate, Abraham Lincoln. In the wake of Lincoln's election, the seven states of the deep South, led by South Carolina, seceded. The lecture closes with an analysis of some of the rationales underlying southern secession. 00:00 - Chapter 1. Introduction 02:38 - Chapter 2. John Brown's Trial and Publicity 11:01 - Chapter 3. John Brown: Was His Violence Justifiable? 19:53 - Chapter 4. The Four-Way Election of 1860 36:41 - Chapter 5. The Palmetta Republic and the Southern Secession 45:37 - Chapter 6. Reasons for Secession and Conclusion Complete course materials are available at the Open Yale Courses website: http://open.yale.edu/courses This course was recorded in Spring 2008.
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Lec 1 - Introductions: Why Does the Civil War Era Have a Hold on American Historical
Lec 2 - Southern Society: Slavery, King Cotton, and Antebellum America's
Lec 3 - A Southern World View: The Old South and Proslavery Ideology
Lec 4 - A Northern World View: Yankee Society, Antislavery Ideology and the Abolition Movement
Lec 5 - Telling a Free Story: Fugitive Slaves and the Underground Railroad in Myth and Reality
Lec 6 - Expansion and Slavery: Legacies of the Mexican War and the Compromise of 1850
Lec 7 - A Hell of a Storm The Kansas-Nebraska Act and the Birth of the Republican Party
Lec 8 - Dred Scott, Bleeding Kansas, and the Impending Crisis of the Union, 1855-58
Lec 9 - John Brown's Holy War: Terrorist or Heroic Revolutionary?
Lec 11 - Slavery and State Rights, Economies and Ways of Life: What Caused the Civil War?
Lec 13 - Terrible Swift Sword: The Period of Confederate Ascendency, 1861-1862
Lec 14 - Never Call Retreat: Military and Political Turning Points in 1863
Lec 15 - Lincoln, Leadership, and Race: Emancipation as Policy
Lec 16 - Days of Jubilee: The Meanings of Emancipation and Total War
Lec 17 - Homefronts and Battlefronts:
Lec 18 - - War So Terrible: Why the Union Won and the Confederacy Lost at Home and Abroad The Civil War and Reconstructi
Lec 19 - To Appomattox and Beyond: The End of the War and a Search for Meanings
Lec 20 - Wartime Reconstruction: Imagining the Aftermath and a Second American Republic
Lec 21 - Andrew Johnson and the Radicals: A Contest over the Meaning of Reconstruction
Lec 22 - Constitutional Crisis and Impeachment of a President
Lec 23 - Black Reconstruction in the South: The Freedpeople and the Economics of Land and Labor
Lec 24 - Retreat from Reconstruction: The Grant Era and Paths to
Lec 25 - The Civil War and Reconstruction Era
Lec 26 - Race and Reunion: The Civil War in American Memory