Browsing All posts tagged under »referendum on secession«

Looking forward… and the thought of analyzing Southern Loyalist Claims

April 24, 2008 by

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It might seem like I have laid aside my focus on Civil War “memory,” but I’ve actually been looking into beginning a run of posts that analyze Southern Loyalist Claims. In fact, what I may do is begin focusing on several regions (small groupings of counties in close proximity) within states and begin comparing the […]

Anxious for secesh; not so anxious to fight

April 11, 2008 by

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No, it wasn’t a standard feeling of those who voted for “secesh,” but I do think it’s worth mentioning (especially in the wake of the quick analysis of the referendum numbers) that some who were anxious for secession and likely voted for it in the referendum, weren’t so eager to defend the very “cause” that […]

Crunching the number of votes between elections and the referendum on secession in the Shenandoah

April 10, 2008 by

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Speaking of crunched… ohhhhh, with only three weeks left in the semester, I’ve been crunched to find time to make a post. However, I can’t let go of this issue of the number of votes casts in the Shenandoah between 1856-1860, and the significant number of apparent absences at the polls when it came to […]

Referendum numbers on secession in the Shenandoah Valley

April 2, 2008 by

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Considering I brought up the use of coercion in the referendum for secession in Virginia (and more specifically in Page County in the Shenandoah Valley) in yesterday’s post, I thought it might be interesting to ride with this topic a little more. Today, I’m laying out the raw numbers on the referendum for all of […]