America's Longest Siege

America's Longest Siege

Charleston, Slavery, and the Slow March Toward Civil War

Book - 2013
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In 1863, Union forces stormed the city of Charleston, South Carolina, and held the harbour hostage for nearly two years - the longest siege in the history of modern warfare. Yet a singular ideology of racism has laid a different sort of siege to the entire American South for two centuries prior. In this sweeping, provocative new history of the city and the times that ignited America's Civil War, author Joseph Kelly examines America's long struggle with slavery and the debates at its very centre.
Publisher: New York : Overlook Press, 2013.
ISBN: 9781590207192
159020719X
Characteristics: 384 p. : ill., map.

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