Border War: Fighting over Slavery before the Civil War / Edition 1

Border War: Fighting over Slavery before the Civil War / Edition 1

by Stanley Harrold
     
 

During the 1840s and 1850s, a dangerous ferment afflicted the North-South border region, pitting the slave states of Maryland, Virginia, Kentucky, and Missouri against the free states of New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Indiana, and Illinois. Aspects of this struggle--the underground railroad, enforcement of the fugitive slave laws, mob actions, and sectional politics-… See more details below

Overview

During the 1840s and 1850s, a dangerous ferment afflicted the North-South border region, pitting the slave states of Maryland, Virginia, Kentucky, and Missouri against the free states of New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Indiana, and Illinois. Aspects of this struggle--the underground railroad, enforcement of the fugitive slave laws, mob actions, and sectional politics--are well known as parts of other stories. Here, Stanley Harrold explores the border struggle itself, the dramatic incidents that comprised it, and its role in the complex dynamics leading to the Civil War.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780807834312
Publisher:
The University of North Carolina Press
Publication date:
11/08/2010
Series:
Civil War America Series
Edition description:
1
Pages:
312
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.40(h) x 1.10(d)

Table of Contents

Preface

Introduction Perception of War 1

1 Early Clashes 17

2 Fear and Reaction in the Border South 35

3 Southern Aggression in the Lower North 53

4 Interstate Diplomacy 72

5 Fighting against Slavery in the Lower North 94

6 The Struggle for the Border South 116

7 Fighting over the Fugitive Slave Law of 1850 138

8 Pressure on the Border South Increases 159

9 From Border War to Civil War 183

Conclusion 209

Notes 215

Bibliography 263

Index 285

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