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ISBN10: 0807856614 ISBN13: 9780807856611 DDC: 973.7/11 LCC: E445 Edition: (pbk.)


Includes bibliographical references (p. [353]-371) and index. To make ourselves slaves, that you might defend yours: slavery and constitutional reform -- A slave society: Virginia in the 1850s -- Boastful and belligerent champions of southern institutions: slavery and politics, 1851-1854 -- A uniform spirit of lawlessness: the problem of runaways -- A spirit of license in the guise of liberty: the survival of opposition, 1854-1856 -- The darkest and most perilous hours of our national existence: the deepening sectional crisis, 1856-1859 -- A black demon of fanaticism: Harpers Ferry and the election of 1860 -- To light the torch of servile insurrection: the secession crisis -- The rending of Virginia.


  • LCC: E445
  • Dewey Decimal: 973.7/11

Book Details

  • Language: eng
  • Physical Description: xvii, 387 p. : ill., maps ; 23 cm.
  • Edition Info: (pbk.)


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