The impending crisis, 1848-1861 / by David M. Potter ; completed and edited by Don E. Fehrenbacher.

Author
Potter, David Morris [Browse]
Format
Book
Language
English
Εdition
1st ed.
Published/​Created
New York : Harper & Row, ©1976.
Description
xv, 638 pages, 12 unnumbered leaves of plates : illustrations ; 21 cm

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Subject(s)
Series
Summary note
Examines the problems of slavery, expansion, and sectionalism between 1848 and 1861.
Notes
Includes index.
Bibliographic references
Bibliography: p. 584-621.
Participant(s)/​Performer(s)
ISBN 0-06-090524-7 Pbk : £3.75.
Contents
  • American nationalism achieves an ominous fulfillment
  • Portents of a sectional rift
  • Forging the territorial shears
  • The deadlock of 1846-1850
  • The armistice of 1850
  • Fire-eaters, fugitives, and finality
  • A railroad promotion and its sequel
  • The ebb tide of manifest destiny
  • Two wars in Kansas
  • The political parties in metamorphosis
  • Dred Scott and the law of the land
  • Lecompton: the descent grows steeper
  • Lincoln, Douglas, and the implications of slavery
  • Harpers Ferry: a revolution that failed
  • Southern maneuvers on the eve of conflict
  • The election of 1860
  • The nature of southern separatism
  • The lower south secedes
  • Winter crisis
  • Fort Sumter: end and beginning.
ISBN
  • 0060134038
  • 9780060134037
  • 0061319295
  • 9780061319297
  • 0060905247
  • 9780060905248
  • 9781439512470 ((Paw Prints))
  • 1439512477
LCCN
75006354
OCLC
1551249
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