Arguing until doomsday : Stephen Douglas, Jefferson Davis, and the struggle for American democracy (Book, 2020) [WorldCat.org]
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Arguing until doomsday : Stephen Douglas, Jefferson Davis, and the struggle for American democracy

Author: Michael E Woods
Publisher: Chapel Hill : The University of North Carolina Press, [2020]
Series: Civil War America (Series)
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"As the sectional crisis gripped the United States, the rancor increasingly spread to the halls of Congress. Preston Brooks's frenzied assault on Charles Sumner was perhaps the most notorious evidence of the dangerous divide between proslavery Democrats and the new antislavery Republican Party. But as disunion loomed, rifts within the majority Democratic Party were every bit as consequential. And nowhere was the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Named Person: Stephen A Douglas; Jefferson Davis; Jefferson Davis; Stephen A Douglas
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Michael E Woods
ISBN: 9781469656397 1469656396
OCLC Number: 1119478016
Description: 338 pages ; 25 cm.
Series Title: Civil War America (Series)
Responsibility: Michael E. Woods.

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Weaving together biography and political history, Michael Woods restores Jefferson Davis and Stephen Douglas's fatefully entwined lives and careers to the centre of the Civil War era. Operating on  Read more...

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Speaks to the internal tensions within party organizations, the blinding force of ambition, and the ways distrust of democratic processes and institutions can destroy democracy itself. In that, it is Read more...

 
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