Oxford University Press
In Rebels in the Making: The Secession Crisis and the Birth of the Confederacy, William L. Barney reveals that southern separatists, namely young Breckinridge-aligned planters, succeeded in seceding by propagating “utopian visions” and conspiracy theories that amounted to a nineteenth-century Big Lie, writes reviewer Daniel W. Crofts. In sum, “Barney contributes to the twin causes of racial justice and historical truth,” Crofts concludes.
Crofts, Daniel W.
"Rebels in the Making: The Secession Crisis and the Birth of the Confederacy,"
Civil War Book Review: Vol. 24
Available at: https://digitalcommons.lsu.edu/cwbr/vol24/iss4/4