And the more disconnected we become from the era of the Civil War, the more abstract and plausible the idea of secession becomes.
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He fully supported the Biafran secession, and took a break from fiction, thinking that politics was more important.
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Loud talkings of secession from the Union, spread rapidly throughout the South.
Of forcible resistance to secession there was but little talk.
The interval of secession was perhaps the happiest in his life.
This was the doctrine of nullification which grew to secession in 1860.
He thought that South Carolina ought to secede, but not alone; and that a union in favor of secession would take place.
1530s, from Latin secessionem (nominative secessio) "a withdrawal, separation; political withdrawal, insurrection, schism," noun of action from past participle stem of secedere "secede," from se- "apart" (see secret) + cedere "to go" (see cede). Originally in a Roman historical context, "temporary migration of plebeians from the city to compel patricians to address their grievances;" modern use in reference to religious or political unions dates from 1650s.
The withdrawal from the United States of eleven southern states in 1860 and 1861. The seceding states formed a government, the Confederacy, in early 1861. Hostilities against the remaining United States, the Union, began in April 1861 (see Fort Sumter), and the Civil War followed.