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"There Is a North" Fugitive Slaves, Political Crisis, and Cultural Transformation in the Coming of the Civil War

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ISBN-10: 1625344473

ISBN-13: 9781625344472

Edition: 2019

Authors: John L. Brooke, John L. Brooke

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How does political change take hold? In the 1850s, politicians and abolitionists despaired, complaining that the "North, the poor timid, mercenary, driveling North" offered no forceful opposition to the power of the slaveholding South. And yet, as John L. Brooke proves, the North did change. Inspired by brave fugitives who escaped slavery and the cultural craze that was Uncle Tom's Cabin, the North rose up to battle slavery, ultimately waging the bloody Civil War. While Lincoln's alleged quip about the little woman who started the big war has been oft-repeated, scholars have not fully explained the dynamics between politics and culture in the decades leading up to 1861. Rather than simply…    
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List price: $26.95
Copyright year: 2019
Publisher: University of Massachusetts Dartmouth
Publication date: 10/17/2019
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 442
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.30" tall
Weight: 0.770
Language: English

John L. Brooke is Humanities Distinguished Professor of History at Ohio State University. He has won the Bancroft Prize for The Refiner's Fire: The Making of Mormon Cosmology, 1644-1844.