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Lincoln, the rise of the Republicans, and the coming of the Civil War : a reference guide

Author: Kerry S Walters
Publisher: Santa Barbara, California : ABC-CLIO, LLC, [2013]
Series: Guides to historic events in America.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This succinct and readable account of the heated debate over the expansion of slavery provides readers with a thorough understanding of how the Civil War was precipitated. Supplies a concise, blow-by-blow account of the famous debates between Abraham Lincoln and Stephen Douglas in 1858; Documents the first two Republican campaigns for the presidency, John C. Fremont in 1856 and Abraham Lincoln in 1860; Explores the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Named Person: Abraham Lincoln; Abraham Lincoln; Abraham Lincoln
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Kerry S Walters
ISBN: 9781610692045 1610692047
OCLC Number: 829738625
Description: xxviii, 281 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: Chronology of events --
"The sheet anchor of American republicanism": Lincoln in Peoria --
Slave power, free soil, and Mr. Polk's war --
A false peace: the compromise of 1850 --
The making of a perfect storm: the 1854 Kansas-Nebraska Act --
The republicans field a presidential candidate --
Lincoln vs. Douglas --
From wigwan to White House --
Storm's eve: "think calmly and well" --
Personalities in the antebellum slavery debate --
Primary documents in the antebellum slavery debate.
Series Title: Guides to historic events in America.
Responsibility: Kerry Walters.

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