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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.

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Record details

  • ISBN: 1594204055
  • ISBN: 9781594204050
  • Physical Description: 453 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.
  • Publisher: New York : Penguin Press, [2018]

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages [397]-441) and index.
Summary, etc.:
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.
Subject: American Civil War (1861-1865)
Fugitive slaves > United States > History > 18th century.
Fugitive slaves > United States > History > 19th century.
Slavery > United States > History > 18th century.
Slavery > United States > History > 19th century.
United States > History > Civil War, 1861-1865 > Causes.
Fugitive slaves > Legal status, laws, etc. > United States > History > 19th century.
Fugitive slaves.
Fugitive slaves > Legal status, laws, etc.
Slavery.
War > Causes.
United States.
Genre: History.

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