America's Longest Siege Charleston, Slavery, and the Slow March Toward Civil War
America's Longest Siege
Charleston, Slavery, and the Slow March Toward Civil War
  • Imprint: Abrams Press
  • Publication Date: June 27, 2013
  • Price: $15.26
  • ISBN: 978-1-4683-1025-2
  • EAN: 9781468310252
  • Page Count: 384
  • Format: Ebook
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In America's Longest Siege, historian Joseph Kelly captures the toxic mix of nationalism, paternalism, and wealth that made Charleston the center of the nationwide debate over slavery and the tragic act of secession that doomed both the city and the South. Thoroughly researched and compulsively readable, America's Longest Siege offers a new take on the Civil War and the culture that made it inevitable.

About the author

Joseph Kelly is a professor of literature at the College of Charleston and a member of the American Studies Association. He lives in Charleston, South Carolina.