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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). (Show all copies)
0 of 1 copy available at Peabody - Peabody Institute 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

  • 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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