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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 / Andrew Delbanco.

Book Book (2018.)
Description: 453 pages : illustrations, portraits, photographs ; 25 cm.
4 of 10 copies available at NOBLE (All Libraries).
0 of 1 copy available at Peabody - Peabody Institute Library. (Show preferred library)
2 current holds with 10 total copies.
Library Location Call Number Status Due Date
Peabody Main Adult New Nonfiction NEW E 450 .D45 2018 (Text to Phone) Checked out 02/14/2019
Beverly Bookmobile Beverly Bookmobile History/United States/Civil War/Delbanco (Text to Phone) Available -
Beverly Main NEW E 450 .D45 2018 (Text to Phone) Available -
Danvers New Nonfiction (1st Floor) E 450 D45 2018 (Text to Phone) Checked out 02/19/2019
Lynnfield Adult Nonfiction E 450 .D45 2018 (Text to Phone) Available -
Marblehead Adult Display Wall NEW 973.7115 DELBANCO 2018 (Text to Phone) In transit -
Phillips OWHL Main Lobby New NonFiction (Text to Phone) In process -
Salem Adult Non-Fiction 973.711/DELBANCO (Text to Phone) Checked out 02/19/2019
Saugus Adult Nonfiction 973.711 Delbanco (Text to Phone) Available -
Winthrop Adult Nonfiction 973.7115 Del 2018 (Text to Phone) Checked out 02/26/2019

  • ISBN: 9781594204050
  • ISBN: 1594204055
Bibliography, etc.:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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.
Alternate Title: Fugitive slaves and the struggle for America's soul from the Revolution to the Civil War
Citation: Delbanco, Andrew. "The war before the war : fugitive slaves and the struggle for America's soul from the Revolution to the Civil War."

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