Making an antislavery nation : Lincoln, Douglas, and the battle over freedom /

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Main Author: Peck, Graham A., 1969- (Author)
Format: Book
Language:English
Published: Urbana : University of Illinois Press, [2017]
Series:SXU Author's Collection
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Table of Contents:
  • Maps
  • Introduction
  • Prelude: An Inheritance of Slavery
  • 1. The Nation's Conflict over Slavery in Miniature: Illinois, 1818-1824
  • 2. Democrats, Whigs, and Party Conflict, 1825-1842
  • 3. Manifest Destiny, Slavery, and the Rupture of the Democratic Party, 1843-1847
  • 4. Advocates for an Antislavery Nation, 1837-1848
  • 5. Stephen A. Douglas and the Northern Democratic Origins of the Kansas-Nebraska Act, 1849-1854
  • 6. The Collapse of the Douglas Democracy, 1854-1860
  • 7. Abraham Lincoln and the Triumph of an Antislavery Nationalism, 1854-1860
  • Conclusion: The Northern Democrats' Dilemma over Slavery
  • Acknowledgments
  • Appendix
  • Notes
  • Index

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