Much has been written about the secession movement in the South, about the fire-eaters, the defenders of state rights, the evolution of theories to protect minority property rights, and the development of that sectionalism which is sometimes termed “Southern nationalism.” Less is heard about Southern defenders of the Union-men who conceived of their national loyalty as devotion to the federal union rather than to a section. These latter men, it is true, were in a minority in the South, but they were usually men of wealth and position who were able to make their views known if not popular.
Doherty, Herbert J. Jr.
"Union Nationalism in Florida,"
Florida Historical Quarterly: Vol. 29:
2, Article 3.
Available at: https://stars.library.ucf.edu/fhq/vol29/iss2/3