Unable to go forward with the Maine expedition, the administration took steps to ensure that New England Republicans would not be intimidated by their Federalist opponents into supporting disunionist
measures (Stagg 1983, 477-78).
He is the first disunionist
we read of in the Jewish Scriptures.
of Western Ontario, Canada) collect selected speeches and debates from the Virginia convention, when disunionists
in the state debated secession following Abraham Lincoln's election to the presidency.
Southerners perceived themselves to be emulating those whom the fire-eater Edmund Ruffin called "the disunionists
of 1776," the free-born Englishmen who defied George III and refused to capitulate to a government that would oppress them.
were actively weaning their electorate from that Jacksonian coalition in order to prepare the way for secession.
Storey, was an intense admirer of Lewis Cass, favored the Kansas-Nebraska Act, hated all abolitionists, and denounced the organizers of the Republican Party as a "body of unmitigated abolitionists and disunionists