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The Resource Making an antislavery nation : Lincoln, Douglas, and the battle over freedom, Graham A. Peck

Making an antislavery nation : Lincoln, Douglas, and the battle over freedom, Graham A. Peck

Label
Making an antislavery nation : Lincoln, Douglas, and the battle over freedom
Title
Making an antislavery nation
Title remainder
Lincoln, Douglas, and the battle over freedom
Statement of responsibility
Graham A. Peck
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Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
This sweeping narrative presents an original and compelling explanation for the triumph of the antislavery movement in the United States prior to the Civil War. Abraham Lincoln's election as the first antislavery president was hardly preordained. From the country's inception, Americans had struggled to define slavery's relationship to freedom. Most Northerners supported abolition in the North but condoned slavery in the South, while most Southerners denounced abolition and asserted slavery's compatibility with whites' freedom. On this massive political fault line hinged the fate of the nation. Graham A. Peck meticulously traces the conflict over slavery in Illinois from the Northwest Ordinance in 1787 to Lincoln's defeat of his arch-rival Stephen A. Douglas in the 1860 election. Douglas's attempt in 1854 to persuade Northerners that slavery and freedom had equal national standing stirred a political earthquake that brought Lincoln to the White House. Yet Lincoln's framing of the antislavery movement as a conservative return to the country's founding principles masked what was in fact a radical and unprecedented antislavery nationalism. It justified slavery's destruction but triggered Civil War. Presenting pathbreaking interpretations of Lincoln, Douglas, and the Civil War's origins, Making an Antislavery Nation shows how battles over slavery paved the way for freedom's triumph in America. --From jacket flap
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1969-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Peck, Graham A.
Dewey number
306.3/62097309034
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
maps
Index
index present
LC call number
E449
LC item number
.P39 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Lincoln, Abraham
  • Douglas, Stephen A.
  • Abolitionists
  • Slavery
  • Antislavery movements
  • United States
Label
Making an antislavery nation : Lincoln, Douglas, and the battle over freedom, Graham A. Peck
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Publication
Note
Source of cataloging data: WCP
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prelude: an inheritance of slavery -- The nation's conflict over slavery in miniature: Illinois, 1818-1824 -- Democrats, Whigs, and party conflict, 1825-1842 -- Manifest Destiny, slavery, and the rupture of the Democratic Party, 1843-1847 -- Advocates for an antislavery nation, 1837-1848 -- Stephen A. Douglas and the northern democratic origins of the Kansas-Nebraska Act, 1849-1854 -- The collapse of the Douglas democracy, 1854-1860 -- Abraham Lincoln and the triumph of an antislavery nationalism, 1854-1860 -- Conclusion: the northern Democrats' dilemma over slavery
Control code
ocn982185033
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
264 pages
Isbn
9780252041365
Lccn
2017016680
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
maps
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780252041365
  • (OCoLC)982185033
Label
Making an antislavery nation : Lincoln, Douglas, and the battle over freedom, Graham A. Peck
Publication
Note
Source of cataloging data: WCP
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
Contents
Prelude: an inheritance of slavery -- The nation's conflict over slavery in miniature: Illinois, 1818-1824 -- Democrats, Whigs, and party conflict, 1825-1842 -- Manifest Destiny, slavery, and the rupture of the Democratic Party, 1843-1847 -- Advocates for an antislavery nation, 1837-1848 -- Stephen A. Douglas and the northern democratic origins of the Kansas-Nebraska Act, 1849-1854 -- The collapse of the Douglas democracy, 1854-1860 -- Abraham Lincoln and the triumph of an antislavery nationalism, 1854-1860 -- Conclusion: the northern Democrats' dilemma over slavery
Control code
ocn982185033
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
264 pages
Isbn
9780252041365
Lccn
2017016680
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
maps
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780252041365
  • (OCoLC)982185033

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