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dc.contributor.authorLeahy, Christopher J.en
dc.date.accessioned2014-03-14T21:39:05Zen
dc.date.available2014-03-14T21:39:05Zen
dc.date.issued1993-05-26en
dc.identifier.otheretd-06232009-063203en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10919/43425en
dc.description.abstractUnionist sentiment was prevalent in Rockbridge County, Virginia for much of the secession crisis. This thesis traces the political development of Unionism in Rockbridge, examines the economic factors that influenced many county residents to maintain allegiance to the federal Union, and shows how this allegiance manifested itself. My study also reveals that Unionism in Rockbridge eroded gradually during the secession crisis. Many Unionists ultimately favored allying Virginia with the Confederacy because they recognized both the threat Abraham Lincoln posed to their liberty and the possible ramifications of isolating their state from the rest of the slave states.en
dc.format.extentiv, 93 leavesen
dc.format.mediumBTDen
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdfen
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherVirginia Techen
dc.relation.isformatofOCLC# 28924556en
dc.relation.haspartLD5655.V855_1993.L434.pdfen
dc.rightsIn Copyrighten
dc.rights.urihttp://rightsstatements.org/vocab/InC/1.0/en
dc.subject.lccLD5655.V855 1993.L434en
dc.subject.lcshSecessionen
dc.subject.lcshRockbridge County (Va.)en
dc.subject.lcshRockbridge County (Va) -- History -- 19th centuryen
dc.subject.lcshRockbridge County (Va) -- Politics and government -- 19th centuryen
dc.titleRockbridge County unionism and the secession crisisen
dc.typeThesisen
dc.contributor.departmentHistoryen
dc.description.degreeMaster of Artsen
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Artsen
thesis.degree.levelmastersen
thesis.degree.grantorVirginia Polytechnic Institute and State Universityen
thesis.degree.disciplineHistoryen
dc.type.dcmitypeTexten
dc.identifier.sourceurlhttp://scholar.lib.vt.edu/theses/available/etd-06232009-063203/en
dc.date.sdate2009-06-23en
dc.date.rdate2009-06-23en
dc.date.adate2009-06-23en


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