LINCOLN AND THE FIRST SHOT by Richard N. Current

LINCOLN AND THE FIRST SHOT

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KIRKUS REVIEW

This deals with a topic that has enlivened American argument since April, 1861. Did Lincoln, by forcing Jefferson Davis to fire on Fort Sumter, start the Civil War, or did Davis start it by ordering the bombardment without sufficient provocation? After carefully documenting the pros and cons, the author contends that the responsibility is Davis' alone for instigating an ""unprovoked assult"".

Pub Date: Nov. 6th, 1963
Publisher: Lippincott