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John Beauchamp Jones: A Southern View of the Abolitionists

Frederick R. Lapides


John Beauchamp Jones wrote a novel first called "Border War" (1859) and later republished in 1861 as "Secession, Coercion, and Civil War: the Story of 1861.  Jones' novel is of interest , according to Lapides, as an indication of a Southern attitude toward the sectional strife that was to culminate in the Civil War. The Union, Jones believed, must be preserved. Yet as a Southerner, Jones believed that there were just grievances in the South against Northern politicians and abolitionists who sought to impose their beliefs upon the South.

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