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of Georgia Press, 1997).
Kenneth Coleman, ed., A History of Georgia, 2d ed. (Athens: University of Georgia Press, 1991).
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1860 (New York: Oxford University Press, 1992).
Horace Montgomery, “The Crisis of 1850 and Its Effect on Political Parties in Georgia,” Georgia
Historical Quarterly 24 (December 1940): 293-322.
Ulrich Bonnell Phillips, ed., The Correspondence of Robert Toombs, Alexander H. Stephens, and
Howell Cobb (Washington, D.C., 1913).
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(New York: Harper and Row, 1976).
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1926; reprint, New York: AMS Press, 1968)
“Georgia and the Sectional Crisis.” New Georgia

Digital Library of Georgia, Historic Books: Correspondence between Robert Toombs, Alexander
H. Stephens and Howell Cobb

Library of Congress Primary Documents in History: Compromise of 1850

Three Centuries of Georgia History: Slavery:

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