Eric H. Walther’s Yancey

William Lowndes Yancey and the Coming of the Civil War. By Eric H. Walther. (Chapel Hill, NC: University of North Carolina Press, 2006. xi, 477 pp. Acknowledgments, introduction, legacy, bibliography, index. Cloth $39.95, ISBN 0-8078-3027-5).  This review is slated for publication in the journal Louisiana History. With the 1993 publication of The Fire Eaters (LSU…

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