The Union as It Is: Constitutional Unionism and Sectional Compromise, 1787-1861

The Union as It Is: Constitutional Unionism and Sectional Compromise, 1787-1861

The Union as It Is: Constitutional Unionism and Sectional Compromise, 1787-1861

The Union as It Is: Constitutional Unionism and Sectional Compromise, 1787-1861

Synopsis

The first scholar to trace the meaning and importance of the idea of political compromise from the founding of the Republic to the onset of the Civil War, Knupfer shows how recurring justifications of sectional compromise reflected common ideas about the way governments were supposed to work.

Originally published in 1991.
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