If you need more help . . .

If you need further assistence with research on this topic, let me suggest either of the books, Battle Cry of Freedom, by James McPherson, or The Impending Crisis, by David M. Potter. For a broader list of books on the coming of the Civil War, you might want to consult the following reading list, prepared by Dwight Pitcaithley:

There has been recently published an outstanding annotated bibliography of Civil War books, by David Eicher. That would also be a good resource.

If you insist on using the Internet as your research tool, then let me suggest that you try the US Civil War Center at LSU, or the University of Tennessee Civil War web site. Both are very good. But a library is still better.