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America in 1857 : a nation on the brink

Author: Kenneth M Stampp
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 1990.
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It was a year packed with unsettling events. The Panic of 1857 closed every bank in New York City, ruined thousands of businesses, and caused widespread unemployment among industrial workers. The Mormons in Utah Territory threatened rebellion when federal troops approached with a non-Morman governor to replace Brigham Young. The Supreme Court outraged northernRepublicans and abolitionists with the Dred Scott  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Stampp, Kenneth M. (Kenneth Milton).
America in 1857.
New York : Oxford University Press, 1990
(OCoLC)645350429
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Kenneth M Stampp
ISBN: 0195039025 9780195039023 0195074815 9780195074819
OCLC Number: 21030400
Description: ix, 388 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: A new year and a fresh start --
Politics and the social milieu --
James Buchanan : President-elect --
The President, the Chief Justice, and a slave named Scott --
The heart of the matter : slavery and sectionalism --
Popular sovereignty, Kansas style --
Dog days --
Flush times and an autumn panic --
Northern politics : the parties in equipoise --
Politics as farce : the Lecompton Constitution --
Politics as tragedy : Buchanan's decision --
1858 : the fruits of Lecompton.
Responsibility: Kenneth M. Stampp.
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This historical narrative covers the events of the year 1857, presenting all major crises while providing a portrait of American life in the mid 19th-century. Issues covered include the Mormon  Read more...

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"[A] splendidly lucid, elegantly crafted, and exciting narrative."-New York Newsday "His sweeping survey ably demonstrates how the growing tension between North and South reached 'the political point Read more...

 
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