Slavery, Capitalism, and Politics in the Antebellum Republic, Volume 2: The Coming of the Civil War, 1850-1861 (Paperback)

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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.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780521713696
ISBN-10: 0521713692
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication Date: February 1st, 2008
Pages: 683
Language: English