University of North Carolina Press
Reviewer Bonnie Laughlin-Schultz writes that Democratic Collapse is an "engaging and succinct work," in which "Lauren N. Haumesser complicates our understanding of the unraveling of the two-party system in the 1850s, shedding new light on the coming of the Civil War through a careful examination of the gendered rhetoric of Republicans, Democrats, and, ultimately, Constitutional Unionists."
"The Democratic Collapse: How Gender Politics Broke a Party and a Nation, 1856-1861,"
Civil War Book Review: Vol. 25
Available at: https://digitalcommons.lsu.edu/cwbr/vol25/iss1/7