Divorce as a Metaphor For Secession from the Union?

Antebellum DivorceAdam Goodheart of the New York Times’ Opinionator offers tantalizing historical tidbits on divorce in antebellum America, when the country was gearing up for civil war.

“We separated North and South because of incompatibility of temper,” the South Carolina diarist wrote in March 1861. “We are divorced because we have hated each other so. If we could only separate, a ‘separation à l’agréable,’ as the French say it, and not have a horrid fight for divorce.”

Divorce, Antebellum Style [Opinionator]

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