In 1863, Union forces surrounded the city of Charleston. Their vice-like grip on the harbor would hold the city hostage for nearly two years, becoming the longest siege in the history of modern warfare.But for almost two centuries prior, a singular ideology forged among the headstrong citizens of Charleston had laid a different sort of siege to the entire American South--the promulgation of brutal, deplorable, and immensely profitable institution of slavery.
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An elucidating study by a Charleston historian who sees the shadow of nullification still looming.Read Full Review of America's Longest Siege: Char... | See more reviews from Kirkus
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