At the Precipice: Americans North and South during the Secession Crisis

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Contents
1Introduction and Overview1
2Slaveholders and Slaves, State’s Rights and Revolution38
3Honor and Degradation Section, Race, and Gender77
4The Second Party System and Its Legacy The Careers of John Bell, John C. Breckinridge, Howell Cobb, Stephen A. Douglas, John Tyler, and Martin Van Buren112
5Jefferson Davis, Horace L. Kent, and the Old South160
6Abraham Lincoln, Henry Waller, and the Free-Labor North195
7Keziah Goodwyn Hopkins Brevard and Sojourner Truth Faith, Race, and Gender244
8President Buchanan, the Crittenden Compromise, President Lincoln, and Fort Sumter261
 Notes289
 Guide to Further Reading339
 Acknowledgments357
 Index359

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