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The shattering of the Union : America in the 1850s

Author: Eric H Walther
Publisher: Wilmington, Del. : Scholarly Resources, 2004.
Series: American crisis series, no. 14.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The 1850s offered the last remotely feasible chance for the United States to steer clear of Civil War. Yet fundamental differences between North and South about slavery and the meaning of freedom  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Walther, Eric H., 1960-
Shattering of the Union.
Wilmington, Del. : Scholarly Resources, 2004
(OCoLC)607060351
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Eric H Walther
ISBN: 084202798X 9780842027984 0842027998 9780842027991
OCLC Number: 52134763
Awards: Winner of CHOICE Outstanding Academic Title 2004.
Description: xxv, 210 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: After the compromise --
1: 1852: "The vile wretch in petticoats" --
2: 1853: "Frank, I pity you" --
3: 1854: "It will raise a hell of a storm" --
4: 1855: "Kansas has been invaded" --
5: 1856: "The rape of a virgin territory" --
6: 1857: "A northern man with southern principles" --
7: 1858: "It is an irrepressible conflict" --
8: 1859: "When I strike, the bees will swarm" --
The 1860s and beyond.
Series Title: American crisis series, no. 14.
Responsibility: Eric H. Walther.
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Eric Walther's The Shattering of the Union is an accessible, very readable account of the turbulent 1850s. This lively survey juxtaposes political, social, and cultural history with the voices and Read more...

 
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