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The scorpion's sting : antislavery and the coming of the Civil War

Author: James Oakes
Publisher: New York : W. W. Norton & Company, Inc., 2014.
Edition/Format:   Book : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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Explores the Civil War and the anti-slavery movement, specifically highlighting the plan to help abolish slavery by surrounding the slave states with territories of freedom and discusses the possibility of what could have been a more peaceful alternative to the war.
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: James Oakes
ISBN: 9780393239935 0393239934
OCLC Number: 872377655
Description: 207 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: Introduction: at stake --
"Like a scorpion girt by fire" --
The right versus the wrong of property in man --
Race conflict --
The wars over wartime emancipation --
Epilogue: Harriet Beecher Stowe and her British sisters.
Responsibility: James Oakes.
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