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The Resource America in 1857 : a nation on the brink, Kenneth M. Stampp

America in 1857 : a nation on the brink, Kenneth M. Stampp

Label
America in 1857 : a nation on the brink
Title
America in 1857
Title remainder
a nation on the brink
Statement of responsibility
Kenneth M. Stampp
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"It was a year packed with unsettling events. The Panic of 1857 closed every bank in New York City, ruined thousands of businesses, and caused widespread unemployment among industrial workers. The Mormons in Utah Territory threatened rebellion when federal troops approached with a non-Morman governor to replace Brigham Young. The Supreme Court outraged northern Republicans and abolitionists with the Dred Scott decision ("a breathtaking example of judicial activism"). And when a proslavery minority in Kansas Territory tried to foist a proslavery constitution on a large antislavery majority, President Buchanan reneged on a crucial commitment and supported the minority, a disastrous miscalculation which ultimately split the Democratic party in two."--Book jacket
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DLC
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Stampp, Kenneth M.
Dewey number
973.6/8
Index
index present
LC call number
E436
LC item number
.S78 1990
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
United States
Label
America in 1857 : a nation on the brink, Kenneth M. Stampp
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [341]-376) 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
A new year and a fresh start -- Politics and the social milieu -- James Buchanan : President-elect -- The President, the Chief Justice, and a slave named Scott -- The heart of the matter : slavery and sectionalism -- Popular sovereignty, Kansas style -- Dog days -- Flush times and an autumn panic -- Northern politics : the parties in euipoise -- Politics as farce : the Leompton Constitution -- Politics as tragedy : Buchanan's decision -- 1858 : the fruits of Lecompton
Control code
21030400
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
ix, 388 pages, 10 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780195039023
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
90031374
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(WaOLN)384111
Label
America in 1857 : a nation on the brink, Kenneth M. Stampp
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [341]-376) 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
A new year and a fresh start -- Politics and the social milieu -- James Buchanan : President-elect -- The President, the Chief Justice, and a slave named Scott -- The heart of the matter : slavery and sectionalism -- Popular sovereignty, Kansas style -- Dog days -- Flush times and an autumn panic -- Northern politics : the parties in euipoise -- Politics as farce : the Leompton Constitution -- Politics as tragedy : Buchanan's decision -- 1858 : the fruits of Lecompton
Control code
21030400
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
ix, 388 pages, 10 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780195039023
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
90031374
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(WaOLN)384111

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