The Onset of the Civil War

Hour 2:           What were the circumstances that led to the U.S. Civil War and how did the White House, Congress and Union statesmen try and ultimately fail to avoid the war? We’ll talk this hour with William J. Cooper, Boyd professor at Louisiana State University and author of the new book “We Have the War Upon Us: The Onset of the Civil War, November 1860-April 1861” (Knopf, 2012).

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