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

By Delbanco, Andrew, 1952- author.

Published [2018] by Penguin Press, New York

ISBN 9781594204050

Bib Id 2228032

Description 453 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm

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ISBN
9781594204050 (hardcover) $30.00
1594204055
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973.7115 D
Title
The war before the war : fugitive slaves and the struggle for America's soul from the Revolution to the Civil War
Publication Information
[2018] by Penguin Press, New York :
Description
453 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Bibliography
Includes bibliographical references (pages [397]-441) and index.
Summary
Explains how fugitive slaves escaping from the South to the northern states awakened northerners to the true nature of slavery and how the Compromise of 1850 and the Fugitive Slave Act divided the nation and set it on the path to civil war.

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