There Is a North: Fugitive Slaves, Political Crisis, and Cultural Transformation in the Coming of the Civil War (Paperback)John L. Brooke (author)
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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 viewing the events of the 1850s through the lens of party politics, "There Is a North" is the first book to explore how cultural action -- including minstrelsy, theater, and popular literature -- transformed public opinion and political structures. Taking the North's rallying cry as his Title, Brooke shows how the course of history was forever changed.
Publisher: University of Massachusetts Press
Number of pages: 376
Dimensions: 229 x 152 mm