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The war before the war : fugitive slaves and the struggle for America's soul from the Revolution to the Civil War / Andrew Delbanco.

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Homer Public Library 973.7115 DEL 000149079 Nonfiction Place on copy / volume Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781594204050
  • ISBN: 1594204055
  • Physical Description: 453 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
  • Publisher: New York : Penguin Press, 2018.

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 397-441) and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
Introduction -- Part one. The long fuse. The problem ; Slavery and the Founders ; A compromised Constitution ; The first text ; Caught ; War of words ; Into the courts -- Part two. The fuse is lit. To the brink ; State of the Union ; The last truce ; Explosion ; Trials of conscience ; The end of compromise ; "And the war came".
Summary, etc.:
Explains how fugitive slaves escaping from the South to the northern states awakened northerners to the true nature of slavery and how the Compromise of 1850 and the Fugitive Slave Act divided the nation and set it on the path to civil war.
Language Note:
Text in English.
Subject: American Civil War (1861-1865)
Fugitive slaves > United States > History > 18th century.
Fugitive slaves > United States > History > 19th century.
Slavery > United States > History > 18th century.
Slavery > United States > History > 19th century.
United States > History > Civil War, 1861-1865 > Causes.
Fugitive slaves > Legal status, laws, etc. > United States > History > 19th century.
Fugitive slaves.
Fugitive slaves > Legal status, laws, etc.
Slavery.
War > Causes.
United States.
HISTORY / United States / Civil War Period (1850-1877)
POLITICAL SCIENCE / Civil Rights.
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Ethnic Studies / African American Studies.
Slavery > United States > History > 19th century.
Genre: History.
Nonfiction.