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The Impending Crisis : America Before the Civil War, 1848-1861
by David M. Potter




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"David M. Potter's magisterial The Impending Crisis is the single best account to date of the coming of the Civil War." --Civil War History

David M. Potter's Pulitzer Prize-winning The Impending Crisis is the classic study of of antebellum America (American Prospect). Potter's sweeping epic masterfully charts the chaotic forces that climaxed with the outbreak of the Civil War: westward expansion, the divisive issue of slavery, the Dred Scott decision, John Brown's uprising, the ascension of Abraham Lincoln, and the drama of Southern succession. Now available in a new edition, The Impending Crisis remains modern scholarship's most comprehensive account of the coming of the Civil War (Journal of Southern History).

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Overview

"David M. Potter's magisterial The Impending Crisis is the single best account to date of the coming of the Civil War." --Civil War History

David M. Potter's Pulitzer Prize-winning The Impending Crisis is the classic study of of antebellum America (American Prospect). Potter's sweeping epic masterfully charts the chaotic forces that climaxed with the outbreak of the Civil War: westward expansion, the divisive issue of slavery, the Dred Scott decision, John Brown's uprising, the ascension of Abraham Lincoln, and the drama of Southern succession. Now available in a new edition, The Impending Crisis remains modern scholarship's most comprehensive account of the coming of the Civil War (Journal of Southern History).

 

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  • ISBN-13: 9780061319297
  • ISBN-10: 0061319295
  • Publisher: Harper Perennial
  • Publish Date: March 2011
  • Page Count: 672
  • Dimensions: 8.2 x 5.4 x 1.1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.22 pounds


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