Tweeting the War
In 1860, after the election of Abraham Lincoln, the United States teetered on the brink of disunion. Southern states, fearing permanent loss of power once Lincoln took office, determined to secede and form an independent nation. South Carolina was the first to go. The Washington Post is tweeting the events leading to the secession of South Carolina 150 years ago, in the words of the people who lived it -- from journals, letters,
official records and newspapers of the day, particularly The Washington Evening Star.
| December 9, 2010; 1:16 PM ET
Categories: 150th anniversary, News, Tweeting the war
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