With the border crisis in Texas and elsewhere, talk of secession has cropped up in serious circles: presidential candidate Nikki Haley had to walk back some statements. Jim Abbott and the support Texas has received from other states to defy the federal
Editor’s note: This is part two of a three part series on the history of secession in the United States. Part one is here and part three is here. When seven southern states seceded in the winter of 1860-61, northern opinion was clearly divided. Many
Editor’s note: This is part one of a three part series on the history of secession in the United States. Read part two here. “The Declaration of Independence is the birth certificate of the United States.” Heard that before? Well, it’s wrong. It’s
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