W.W. Norton & Co. | Now Available | ISBN 978-0-393-63968-1
Kentucky, 1861: Loyalty, State, and Nation pulls students into the secession crisis following Abraham Lincoln's 1860 election. During a special session of the Kentucky legislature, set against the looming threat of violence, players grapple with questions about the future of slavery and the constitutionality of secession. This game book includes vital materials on the game's historical background, rules, procedures, and assignments, as well as core texts by a variety of antebellum figures suc as Abraham Lincoln, John C. Calhoun, Frederick Douglass, and Stephen Douglas.
About the Designer:
Nicolas W. Proctor teaches history and administers the first-year program at Simpson College. He is author of Bathed in Blood: Hunting and Mastery in the Old South, and is currently working on several projects for the Reacting to the Past series including Forest Diplomacy: War and Peace on the Colonial Frontier and Modernism vs. Traditionalism: Art in Paris, 1888-89 (with Gretchen McKay and Michael Marlais). Proctor is Chair of the "Reacting to the Past" Editorial Board.