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Congress and the crisis of the 1850s / edited by Paul Finkelman and Donald R. Kennon
Athens : Published for the United States Capitol Historical Society by Ohio University Press, c2012
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 3rd Floor  E415.7 .C76 2012    AVAILABLE
Subject United States -- Politics and government -- 1815-1861
United States. Congress -- History -- 19th century
Subject(s) Slavery -- United States -- Extension to the territories
Slavery -- Political aspects -- United States -- History -- 19th century
Slavery -- United States -- Legal status of slaves in free states
Fugitive slaves -- Legal status, laws, etc. -- United States
Slavery -- Law and legislation -- United States -- History -- 19th century
Sectionalism (United States) -- History -- 19th century
Physical Description vi, 231 p. : ill., maps ; 25 cm
Note Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents Introduction: a disastrous decade / Paul Finkelman -- Politics, patronage, and public policy: the Compromise of 1850 / Michael F. Holt -- The appeasement of 1850 / Paul Finkleman -- Beyond the balance rule: Congress, statehood, and slavery, 1850-1859 / Matthew Glassman -- Manifest destiny's hangover: Congress confronts territorial expansion and martial masculinity in the 1850s / Amy S. Greenberg -- "When the victims of oppression stand up manfully for themselves": the Fugitive Slave Law of 1850 and the role of African Americans in obstructing its enforcement / Spencer R. Crew -- "Agitation is as necessary as tranquility is dangerous": Kinsley S. Bingham becomes a Republican / Martin J. Hershock -- Dred, panic, war: how a slave case triggered financial crisis and civil disunion / Jenny Wahl -- "Hit him again": the caning of Charles Sumner / Brooks D. Simpson
Series Perspectives on the history of Congress, 1801-1877
Alternate Author Finkelman, Paul, 1949-
Kennon, Donald R., 1948-
United States Capitol Historical Society

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