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Slavery, Capitalism, and Politics in the Antebellum Republic: The Coming of the Civil War, 1850-1861 available in Paperback
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- Cambridge University Press
This book asks why the United States experienced a civil war in 1861 and analyses the descent into war in the final decade of peace. The book systematically surveys southern extremists, Republicans, Democrats, Whigs, temperance advocates and Know Nothings. It advances a new and unique explanation of the origins of the Civil War, the most important event in the history of the most powerful country in the world.
|Publisher:||Cambridge University Press|
|Edition description:||New Edition|
|Product dimensions:||5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 1.65(d)|
Table of Contents
Part I. Slavery versus Antislavery: 1. Combating the weaknesses of slavery: Southern militants, 1850-1861; 2. The antislavery challenge: the Republicans, 1854-1861; Part II. Polarisation and Collapse: 3. The disintegration of democratic hegemony: northern and national Democrats, 1850-1861; 4. Political realignment: collapse of the Whigs and neo-Whigs, 1848-1861; Conclusion: explaining the Civil War (II).