Lincoln, the Rise of the Republicans, and the Coming of the Civil War: A Reference Guide

Lincoln, the Rise of the Republicans, and the Coming of the Civil War: A Reference Guide

by Kerry Walters
     
 

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This book vividly depicts and clearly explains the events in the decades leading up to the Civil War that resulted from the controversy over expansion of slavery into the western territories. The chapters describe how this single issue drove a wedge through the country and spawned the creation of several new political parties, including the Republican Party; caused

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This book vividly depicts and clearly explains the events in the decades leading up to the Civil War that resulted from the controversy over expansion of slavery into the western territories. The chapters describe how this single issue drove a wedge through the country and spawned the creation of several new political parties, including the Republican Party; caused furious congressional debates; sparked violence in Kansas; increased sectional discord between North and South; and allowed Abraham Lincoln to rise from relative obscurity to become the first Republican president of the United States. The work also supplies two-dozen thumbnail sketches of the period's greatest statesmen and less-than-great presidents, including individuals such as James Buchanan, John C. Calhoun, Salmon P. Chase, Henry Clay, Stephen Douglas, and William Henry Seward.

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"Written in a clear and understandable manner, this book is recommended for all libraries in need of a work that neatly encapsulates the events leading to the most dramatic event in the nation's history." - Booklist

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781610692052
Publisher:
ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date:
08/30/2013
Series:
Guides to Historic Events in America
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
281
File size:
2 MB

Meet the Author

Kerry Walters is the William Bittinger Professor of Philosophy and professor of peace and justice studies at Gettysburg College.

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