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Author Ashworth, John.

Title Slavery, capitalism, and politics in the antebellum republic. Volume 2, The coming of the Civil War, 1850-1861 / John Ashworth.

Imprint Cambridge [England] ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2007.

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Description 1 online resource (ix, 683 pages)
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary 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.
Contents Cover; Half-title; Title; Copyright; Dedication; Contents; Acknowledgments; Introduction: Explaining the Civil War (1); I; II; III; IV; PART I Slavery versus Antislavery; 1 Combating the weaknesses of slavery: Southern militants, 1850-1861; Introduction: The weaknesses of slavery; The Compromise of 1850 and its legacy; I; II; III; IV; V; VI; VII; Triumph of the southern Democrats: The Kansas-Nebraska Act, 1854; I; II; III; IV; V; Crisis in Kansas, 1854-1858; I; II; III; The weaknesses of slavery (1): Free blacks; I; II; The weaknesses of slavery (2): Nonslaveholding whites; I; II; III; IV; V.
The weaknesses of slavery (3): SlavesI; II; The southern economy; Crisis in the Democratic party and in the nation, 1857-1860; I; II; III; IV; V; Secession and war, 1860-1861; I; II; III; IV; V; VI; VII; VIII; Conclusion; 2 The antislavery challenge: The Republicans, 1854-1861; Introduction: The Republican party; I; II; Democratic antecedents; I; II; III; IV; V; VI; VII; Whig antecedents; I; II; III; IV; V; VI; Slavery and morality; I; II; III; IV; Republicans and the Slave Power; I; II; III; IV; Republicans and capitalism; I; II; III; IV; V; VI; VII; VIII; IX; X; Secession and war, 1860-1861.
III; III; IV; V; VI; VII; VIII; Conclusion; I; II; PART II Polarisation and Collapse; 3 The disintegration of Democratic hegemony: Northern Democrats and their southern allies, 1850-1861; Introduction: The Kansas-Nebraska Act (1); I; II; III; Democracy, the nation, and the Democratic party; I; II; III; A constricted universalism: Race and ethnicity; I; II; III; IV; V; State's rights and limited government; I; II; III; IV; V; VI; Territorial expansion: Extending the area of freedom (and slavery); I; II; III; IV; V; VI; Slavery and antislavery; I; II; III; IV; V.
The Kansas-Nebraska Act (2): Popular sovereigntyI; II; III; IV; V; Democrats and the economy; I; II; III; IV; V; VI; Secession and war, 1860-1861; I; II; III; Conclusion; 4 Political realignment: Collapse of the Whigs and neo-Whigs, 1848-1861; Introduction: Whiggery, neo-Whiggery and their discontents; The Whigs, 1848-1852; I; II; III; Temperance; I; II; III; IV; Nativism: The Know Nothings; I; II; III; IV; V; VI; Collapse of the Whigs and Know Nothings, 1852-1856; I; II; III; IV; V; VI; VII; Realignment completed, 1857-1860; I; II; III; IV; The Constitutional Union party; I; II; III; IV.
Secession and war, 1860-1861I; II; III; IV; V; Conclusion; I; II; Conclusion: Explaining the Civil War (2); I; II; III; IV; V; VI; VII; VIII; IX; Appendix: A review of some major works on the reasons for Confederate defeat; (1) Economic Factors; (2) Diplomacy; (3) "Died of Democracy"; (4) Presidential leadership; (5) Confederate loss of will; (6) Generals, military strategy; (7) Soldierly commitment; (8) The role of African Americans; (9) Contingency; (10) Conclusion; Index.
Local Note eBooks on EBSCOhost EBSCO eBook Subscription Academic Collection - North America
Subject American Civil War (1861-1865)
Slavery -- Economic aspects -- United States -- History -- 19th century.
United States -- History -- 19th century.
United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Causes.
United States -- Politics and government -- 19th century.
Chronological Term 1800-1899
Genre/Form Electronic books.
History.
Other Form: Print version: Ashworth, John. Slavery, capitalism, and politics in the antebellum republic. Volume 2, The coming of the Civil War, 1850-1861. Cambridge [England] ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2007 9780521885928 0521885922 (OCoLC)182663530
ISBN 9780511394669 (electronic bk.)
0511394667 (electronic bk.)
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