by Paul Starobin
New York: Perseus Public Affairs, 2017. 296. Pp. xii, 290. $27.00. ISBN: 1610396227
South Carolina Rushing Blindly into Disaster
In this interesting work, journalist and editor Starobin looks at the whys and hows that helped rush South Carolina joyfully into secession in the aftermath of the election of 1860. He argues that there had developed a veritable “mania” for rejection of the Federal government, as well as a hatred for the “Black Republican” President-elect Lincoln and the “cowardly Yankees” of the North.