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Beginnings of the Civil War: 1858–1861

Suggested Reading

Bordewich, Fergus M. "How Lincoln Bested Douglas in Their Famous Debates." Smithsonian, Sept. 2008,

Catton, Bruce. "Prison Camps of the Civil War." American Heritage, vol. 10, no. 5, Aug. 1959,

Government of South Carolina. "Declaration of the Immediate Causes Which Induce and Justify the Secession of South Carolina from the Federal Union (Dec. 24, 1860)." The Avalon Project, Yale Law School, 2008,