President Tyler and the Civil War
Edward Crapol talked about President John Tyler and how his career, thoughts, and actions relate to the origins of the Confederacy and the… read more
Edward Crapol talked about President John Tyler and how his career, thoughts, and actions relate to the origins of the Confederacy and the coming of the Civil War. The unresolved disagreements about the status of slavery and the nature of the federal union created situations that presaged the dissolution of the union in 1861 since its founding.
Edward Crapol is the author of John Tyler, the Accidental President, published by The University of North Carolina Press.
“Four American Presidents (But What Did They Have to Do With the Civil War?),” the annual symposium of the Museum of the Confederacy, was co-sponsored and hosted by the Library of Virginia on Saturday, February 20, 2010. close
*The transcript for this program was compiled from uncorrected Closed Captioning.
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