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The Resource The war before the war : fugitive slaves and the struggle for America's soul from the Revolution to the Civil War, Andrew Delbanco

The war before the war : fugitive slaves and the struggle for America's soul from the Revolution to the Civil War, Andrew Delbanco

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The war before the war : fugitive slaves and the struggle for America's soul from the Revolution to the Civil War
Title
The war before the war
Title remainder
fugitive slaves and the struggle for America's soul from the Revolution to the Civil War
Statement of responsibility
Andrew Delbanco
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Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
For decades after its founding, America was really two nations--one slave, one free. There were many reasons why this composite nation ultimately broke apart, but the fact that enslaved black people repeatedly risked their lives to flee their masters in the South in search of freedom in the North proved that the "united" states was actually a lie. Fugitive slaves exposed the contradiction between the myth that slavery was a benign institution and the reality that a nation based on the principle of human equality was in fact a prison-house in which millions of Americans had no rights at all. By awakening northerners to the true nature of slavery, and by enraging southerners who demanded the return of their human "property," fugitive slaves forced the nation to confront the truth about itself. The fugitive slave story illuminates what brought us to war with ourselves and the terrible legacies of slavery that are with us still
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YDX
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1952-
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Delbanco, Andrew
Dewey number
973.7/115
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
E450
LC item number
.D45 2018
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Fugitive slaves
  • Fugitive slaves
  • Slavery
  • Slavery
  • United States
  • Fugitive slaves
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The war before the war : fugitive slaves and the struggle for America's soul from the Revolution to the Civil War, Andrew Delbanco
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [397]-441) and index
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volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1024137219
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
453 pages
Isbn
9781594204050
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1024137219
Label
The war before the war : fugitive slaves and the struggle for America's soul from the Revolution to the Civil War, Andrew Delbanco
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [397]-441) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1024137219
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
453 pages
Isbn
9781594204050
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1024137219

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