- Title Pages
- Civil War America
Chapter 1On the Brink of the Precipice: The Election of 1860
Chapter 2I Would Not Endanger the Perpetuity of This Union: November
Chapter 3Proportions of Which I Had but a Faint Conception: Early December
Chapter 4The Issues of the Late Campaign Are Obsolete: Late December
Chapter 5We Know Not What a Day or Two or an Hour May Bring Forth: December–January
Chapter 6One's Opinions Change Fast in Revolutionary Times: January–February
Chapter 7The Storm is Weathered: January–February, Revisited
Chapter 8A Calm Pervades the Political World: March
Chapter 9Any Decision Would Be Preferable to This Uncertainty: March–April
Chapter 10Everybody Now Is for the Union: April–May
- Conclusion: Shall It Be Peace, or a Sword?
- Lincoln and the Decision for War
- University of North Carolina Press
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