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The Resource Congress and the crisis of the 1850s, edited by Paul Finkelman and Donald R. Kennon, (electronic book)

Congress and the crisis of the 1850s, edited by Paul Finkelman and Donald R. Kennon, (electronic book)

Label
Congress and the crisis of the 1850s
Title
Congress and the crisis of the 1850s
Statement of responsibility
edited by Paul Finkelman and Donald R. Kennon
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
During the long decade from 1848 to 1861 America was like a train speeding down the track, without an engineer or brakes. The new territories acquired from Mexico had vastly increased the size of the nation, but debate over their status-and more importantly the status of slavery within them-paralyzed the nation. Southerners gained access to the territories and a draconian fugitive slave law in the Compromise of 1850, but this only exacerbated sectional tensions. Virtually all northerners, even those who supported the law because they believed that it would preserve the union, despised being t
Member of
Cataloging source
CaPaEBR
Dewey number
973.5
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
E415.7
LC item number
.C76 2012eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • standards specifications
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1949-
  • 1948-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Finkelman, Paul
  • Kennon, Donald R.
  • United States Capitol Historical Society
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Slavery
  • Slavery
  • Slavery
  • Fugitive slaves
  • Slavery
  • Sectionalism (United States)
  • United States
  • United States
Label
Congress and the crisis of the 1850s, edited by Paul Finkelman and Donald R. Kennon, (electronic book)
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ebr10539262
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
vi, 231 p.
Form of item
electronic
Isbn
9780821419779
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Original version note
Original electronic resource
Other physical details
ill., maps.
Reproduction note
Electronic resource.
Specific material designation
remote
Label
Congress and the crisis of the 1850s, edited by Paul Finkelman and Donald R. Kennon, (electronic book)
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ebr10539262
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
vi, 231 p.
Form of item
electronic
Isbn
9780821419779
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Original version note
Original electronic resource
Other physical details
ill., maps.
Reproduction note
Electronic resource.
Specific material designation
remote

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