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Chase, George P.

Finding aid for "Madness of rebellion" : essay

1864 April


Descriptive Summary

Identification: MSS 097, Item 125


Creator: Chase, George P.


Title: Finding aid for "Madness of rebellion" : essay


Inclusive Dates: 1864 April


Extent: 1 v. ( 5 p.) ; 25 cm.


Abstract: This autograph essay by George P. Chase, a Union sympathizer, was written during the U.S. Civil War (1864) and criticizes the Confederacy on what he calls "the madness of rebellion."


Language: Materials entirely in English.



Citation

MSS 097, Item 125, George P. Chase, The madness of rebellion, Special Collections, University of Delaware Library, Newark, Delaware.

Shelving Summary

Item 125: Shelved in SPEC MSS 097

Location

Special Collections Department, University of Delaware Library / Newark, Delaware 19717-5267 / Phone: 302-831-2229 / Fax: 302-831-6003 / URL: http://www.lib.udel.edu/ud/spec/

Source

Gift of the Moyerman family.

Processing

Processed and encoded by Evan Echols, February 2009.


The collection is open for research.

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Biographical Note

George P. Chase was a supporter of the Union cause during the U.S. Civil War.

Sources:

Biographical information derived from the collection.


Scope and Content Note

This autograph essay by George P. Chase, a Union sympathizer, was written during the U.S. Civil War (1864) and criticizes the Confederacy on what he calls "the madness of rebellion."

In this essay Chase criticizes the Confederate cause and attempts to demonstrate its "base madness". He begins with denunciation of South over the practice of slavery and destruction of the union of states. He then points to some of the faulty assumptions made by the South before and during the war. He lists these assumptions as being the belief that there would be a large swell of support for Southern secession in the North and that France and Great Britain, nations that had already outlawed slavery, would give aid to the Confederacy, an entity whose society is based on the practice. Chase also criticizes the rebels for turning to American Indians, who he refers to as "painted savages" to prey on their fellow countrymen.


Selected Search Terms

Personal Names
Chase, George P.
Topical Terms
Unionists (United States Civil War)
United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Literature and the war.
United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865.
Form/Genre Terms
Essays.

Related Materials in this Repository

This item forms part of MSS 097 Diaries, Journals, and Ships' Logs collection.


Detailed Contents List

Finding aid for "Madness of rebellion" : essay, 1864 April   [Item 125]

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