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Slavery, Capitalism and Politics in the Antebellum Republic: The Coming of the Civil War, 1850-1861 Volume 2 (Hardback)
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Slavery, Capitalism and Politics in the Antebellum Republic: The Coming of the Civil War, 1850-1861 Volume 2 (Hardback)

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Hardback 694 Pages / Published: 08/01/2007
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The second and concluding volume of Professor Ashworth's study of American antebellum politics, this book offers an exciting new interpretation of the origins of the Civil War. The volume deals with the politics of the 1850s and with the plunge into civil war. Professor Ashworth offers a new way of understanding the conflict between North and South and shows how northern free labor increasingly came into conflict with southern slavery as a result of both changes in the northern economy and the structural weaknesses of slavery.

Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521885928
Number of pages: 694
Weight: 1040 g
Dimensions: 234 x 4 x 158 mm


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"John Ashworth's explanation of the coming of the Civil War is intellectually attractive, structurally elaborate, and inadequately elaborated for so ambitious a book." -Lawrence T. McDonnell, The Journal of American History
"...a comprehensive, almost encyclopedic, examination of political ideology from Andrew Jackson's presidency to the firing on Fort Sumter." -James L. Huston, The Journal of Southern History

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