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Publisher Comments:

Holt sees the Civil War as representing a breakdown in America's democratic political process, more specifically the Second Party System of Whigs and Democrats. He demonstrates this system's success, beginning in the 1820s and 1830s, in confining sectional disputes safely within the political arena. With the breakdown of vital two-party competition in the 1850s, sectional issues increasingly took on ideological dimension, causing, Americans North and South to see in them dangerous threats to cherished republican institutions. No longer manageable within the arena of politics, sectional differences had to be resolved with in the arena of battle.

The Political Crisis of the 1850s offers a clearly written account of politics (state and federal), sectionalism, race, and slavery from the 1820s through to the Civil War, brilliantly combining the behavioral and ideological approaches to political history.

Synopsis:

Professor Holt's book provides a lucid and provocative interpretation of the coming of the Civil War.

About the Author

Michael F. Holt is Langbourne M. Williams Professor of American History at the University of Virginia and the author, most recently, of The Rise and Fall of the American Whig Party.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780393953701
Author:
Holt, Michael
Publisher:
W. W. Norton & Company
Author:
Holt, Michael
Location:
New York :
Subject:
General
Subject:
History
Subject:
United states
Subject:
Politics and government
Subject:
Slavery
Subject:
United States - Antebellum Era
Subject:
19th century
Subject:
Compromise of 1850
Subject:
United States Politics and government.
Subject:
Slavery -- United States -- History.
Subject:
United States / Civil War Period (1850-1877)
Subject:
US History-1800 to Civil War
Subject:
US History-19th Century
Edition Number:
1st ed.
Edition Description:
Bibliography: p. 261-279.
Series Volume:
61
Publication Date:
19830931
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
College/higher education:
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
352
Dimensions:
7.73x5.09x.75 in. .65 lbs.

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