The Presidents' War: Six American Presidents and the Civil War That Divided Them

The Presidents' War: Six American Presidents and the Civil War That Divided Them

Chris DeRose


For the 1st time, readers will event America’s gravest hindrance during the eyes of the 5 former presidents who lived it. writer and historian Chris DeRose chronicles history’s such a lot epic Presidential Royal Rumble, which culminated in a multi-front attempt opposed to Lincoln’s reelection bid, yet no longer before:
     * John Tyler engaged in trip international relations among President Buchanan and the hot accomplice executive. He chaired the Peace conference of 1861, the final nice desire for a political solution to the obstacle. while it failed, Tyler joined the Virginia Secession conference, voted to go away the Union, and gained election to the accomplice Congress.
     * Van Buren, who had schemed to disclaim Lincoln the presidency, supported him in his efforts after castle Sumter, and thwarted Franklin Pierce's try at a gathering of the ex-Presidents to undermine Lincoln.
     * Millard Fillmore hosted Lincoln and Mary Todd on their solution to Washington, initially supported the battle attempt, provided serious suggestion to maintain Britain at bay, yet turned on Lincoln over emancipation. 
     * Franklin Pierce, stated as a Democratic candidate in 1860 and ’64, was once overtly opposed to Lincoln and supportive of the South, an outspoken critic of Lincoln particularly on civil liberties. After Vicksburg, whilst Jefferson Davis’s domestic used to be raided, a mystery correspondence among Pierce and the accomplice President was once revealed.
     * James Buchanan, who had left workplace as seven states had damaged clear of the Union, engaged in a frantic try and vindicate his management, partially by means of tying himself to Lincoln and assisting the battle, arguing that his successor had easily his policies. 
     How Abraham Lincoln battled opposed to his predecessors to maintain the Union and later to place an finish to slavery is an exhilarating story of warfare waged on the most sensible point of power.

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