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State Secession Debates, 1859-1862


Title:  State Secession Debates, 1859-1862

Location:  Northwest Ohio Book Depository; film 975.03 S797

Format and Number of Reels/Fiche/Cards:  Microfilm; 16 reels

Publisher:  KTO Microform

Content Description:  State constitutions, laws, messages from governors, and legislative debates leading up to the secession of various states from the United States to form the Confederate States of America prior to the Civil War.

The following states are included in the BGSU Libraries holdings: Alabama, Arkansas, Delaware, Florida, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Missouri, North Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia. The collection is missing three reels: reel 4 (Georgia), reel 9 (Mississippi) and reel 14 (South Carolina). Some of the reproductions are not very legible.

Language(s):  English

Arrangement:  Arranged by state

Index/Bibliography:  State Secession Debates, 1859-1862: Guide to the Microfilm Collection (REF Z 7165 .U5 S699) lists the documents included from each state, but does not include a subject index to the contents of the documents.

Subject Categories:  History; Law; Multicultural Studies; Political Science

Keywords:  confederate, confederacy, secession, civil war, alabama, arkansas, delaware, florida, kentucky, louisiana, maryland, missouri, north carolina, tennessee, texas, virginia

Time Period:  19th Century