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The Resource The war before the war : fugitive slaves and the struggle for America's soul from the Revolution to the Civil War, Andrew Delbanco

The war before the war : fugitive slaves and the struggle for America's soul from the Revolution to the Civil War, Andrew Delbanco

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The war before the war : fugitive slaves and the struggle for America's soul from the Revolution to the Civil War
Title
The war before the war
Title remainder
fugitive slaves and the struggle for America's soul from the Revolution to the Civil War
Statement of responsibility
Andrew Delbanco
Title variation
Fugitive slaves and the struggle for America's soul from the Revolution to the Civil War
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Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
By 1850, with America on the verge of collapse, Congress reached what it hoped was a solution-- the notorious Compromise of 1850, which required that fugitive slaves be returned to their masters. Like so many political compromises before and since, it was a deal by which white Americans tried to advance their interests at the expense of black Americans. Yet the Fugitive Slave Act, intended to preserve the Union, in fact set the nation on the path to civil war. It divided not only the American nation, but also the hearts and minds of Americans who struggled with the timeless problem of when to submit to an unjust law and when to resist
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1952-
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Delbanco, Andrew
Dewey number
813
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PS
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Fugitive slaves
  • Fugitive slaves
  • Slavery
  • Slavery
  • Fugitive slaves
  • United States
Target audience
adult
Label
The war before the war : fugitive slaves and the struggle for America's soul from the Revolution to the Civil War, Andrew Delbanco
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
sky293507592
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
453 pages
Isbn
9781594204050
Isbn Type
(hc)
Lccn
bl2018184033
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
a2625907
Label
The war before the war : fugitive slaves and the struggle for America's soul from the Revolution to the Civil War, Andrew Delbanco
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
sky293507592
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
453 pages
Isbn
9781594204050
Isbn Type
(hc)
Lccn
bl2018184033
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
a2625907

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