Voices from the Gathering Storm: The Coming of the American Civil War / Edition 1

Voices from the Gathering Storm: The Coming of the American Civil War / Edition 1

by Glenn M. Linden
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0842029990

ISBN-13: 9780842029995

Pub. Date: 08/28/2001

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.

Voices from the Gathering Storm explains the dramatic change in thinking about the nature and value of the American Union from 1846 to 1861 which impelled citizens from 11 southern states to declare independence and the remaining 22 states to fight the bloodiest war in the nation's history. This reader tells the story of seventeen Northerners and Southerners who

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Voices from the Gathering Storm explains the dramatic change in thinking about the nature and value of the American Union from 1846 to 1861 which impelled citizens from 11 southern states to declare independence and the remaining 22 states to fight the bloodiest war in the nation's history. This reader tells the story of seventeen Northerners and Southerners who lived through the critical fifteen years prior to the Civil War. In their letters and diaries, they describe in their own words what it was like to live during the sectional crisis and the coming of the war.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780842029995
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
08/28/2001
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
236
Product dimensions:
6.32(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.69(d)

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Preface Chapter 2 Cast of Characters Part 3 I: A Growing Rivalry between the North and South, 1846-53 Chapter 4 The Mexican War, Wilmot Proviso and Election of 1848 Chapter 5 The Compromise of 1850 Chapter 6 The Fugitive Slave Controversy, the Election of 1852, and Growing Sectionalism Part 7 II: Southern Successes, Northern Anxieties, 1854-57 Chapter 8 The Kansas-Nebraska Act, Bleeding Kansas, and the Republican Party Chapter 9 The Election of 1856 and its Aftermath Part 10 III: The Union Comes Apart, 1857-61 Chapter 11 Dred Scott, Kansas, and Events of 1858 Chapter 12 John Brown's Raid, Party Conventions, the Election of 1860 and Secession

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