Out this summer: Break It Up: Secession, Division, and the Secret History of America’s Imperfect Union by Richard Kreitner.
“Kreitner takes readers on a revolutionary journey through American history, revealing the power and persistence of disunion movements in every era and region. Each New England town after Plymouth was a secession from another; the thirteen colonies viewed their Union as a means to the end of securing independence, not an end in itself; George Washington feared separatism west of the Alleghenies; Aaron Burr schemed to set up a new empire; John Quincy Adams brought a Massachusetts town’s petition for dissolving the United States to the floor of Congress; and abolitionist William Lloyd Garrison denounced the Constitution as a pro-slavery pact with the devil.”
- Amazon Kindle Edition
- Kreitner, Richard (Author)
- English (Publication Language)
- 192 Pages - 08/18/2020 (Publication Date) - Little, Brown and Company (Publisher)