America in 1857: A Nation on the Brink

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Index
Abolitionists, 39, 115; and Republican party, 5, 12, 126-27; and Dred Scott decision, 108; appeal of, 110; discouragement of, 126-27; divisions among, 127-29; common principles of, 129; growing militancy of, 129-30; and Panic of 1857, 234-36
Adams, Charles Francis, 18, 67, 100, 139, 143, 150, 163, 225, 235; and Massachusetts state election, 241-43; on Democratic split, 321-22
Adams, Henry J., 168
African slave trade, 7, 105; proposals to reopen, 116-17, 188, 209
Aiken, William, 25
Akers, Thomas p., 112
Alabama, 187; state election in, 185
Alcorn, James L., 186
Alexander, Edmund, 204
American Anti-Slavery Society, 126, 127
American party, 6, 10-11, 31, 37; decline of, 38, 130, 240; coalitions with southern Whigs, 122-23; Republican bid for support of, 130- 32; and southern attacks on Governor Walker, 170; defeats in southern state elections, 183-87; losses in northern state elections, 243, 245-46, 250, 253, 257; and Lecompton constitution, 279, 286, 316. See also nativism
Andrews, Annie M., 43
Anti-Lecompton Democrats (congressional): and defeat of Lecompton constitution, 326-27
Appleton, John, 67, 75; advises Buchanan on Cabinet, 49-50, 57, 62; and advice on inaugural address, 63; appointed Assistant Secretary of State, 69; and Forney problem, 80
Atchison, David R., 145-46, 148
Atlantic Telegraph Company, 211
Bailey, Gamaliel, 15, 86
Bainbridge, Henry, 83
Baker, Joseph B., 79, 82, 310-11
Baltimore, 184
Baltimore and Ohio Railroad, 214
Bancroft, George, 50, 102, 287, 291
Banks, 221; regulation of, 217-18; and Panic of 1857, 222; and suspension of specie payments, 223-24; and reform proposals, 231-32; attacks on, 232, 252
Banks, Nathaniel P., 240; as Speaker of House, 195, 25; elected governor of Massachusetts, 241-43; confers with Douglas on Lecompton, 307-8
Baptists, 237; and slavery, 114
Barlow, Samuel L. M., 226
Barstow, William, 254-55
Bashford, Coles, 29, 254, 255
Bateman, William, 206
Beach, Erasmus D., 242
Beecher, Henry Ward, 30, 128
Bell, John, 185, 326; and land distribution bill, 183-84
Belmont, August, 76
Bennett, James Gordon, 41, 76, 288, 296; pledges support to Buchanan, 50
Benton, Thomas Hart, 32, 104
Bernhisel, John, 204
Bigelow, John, 234, 308
Bigler, William, 7, 52, 54, 72, 79, 201, 249; defends Governor Walker, 174; supports Lecompton constitution, 273, 302-3, 304, 307, 311, 319-20
Bingham, John A., 136
Bird, Francis W., 128; and Massachusetts state election, 241, 243
Black, Jeremiah S., 5, 52, 53, 100, 284-85; considered for Cabinet, 58, 61-62; appointed Attorney General, 62; role in Cabinet of, 70; and Forney problem, 80-82, 311-12; defends Governor Walker, 175, 177; supports Lecompton constitution, 282-83

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