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Author Delbanco, Andrew, 1952- author
Title The war before the war : fugitive slaves and the struggle for America's soul from the Revolution to the Civil War / Andrew Delbanco
Imprint New York : Penguin Press, an imprint of Penguin Random House LLC, 2018
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 人文社會聯圖  E450 .D45 2018    AVAILABLE    30610020589743
Descript 453 pages : illustrations, portraits ; 25 cm
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Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 397-441) and index
"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"-- Provided by publisher
Introduction -- The long fuse. The problem ; Slavery and the Founders ; A compromised Constitution ; The first text ; Caught ; War of words ; Into the courts -- The fuse is lit. To the brink ; State of the Union ; The last truce ; Explosion ; Trials of conscience ; The end of compromise ; "And the war came"
Subject 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
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