The Negro and the Nation: A History of American Slavery and Enfranchisement

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CONTENTS
I. CHAPTER PAGES
II. I. HOW SLAVERY GREW IN AMERICA1
III. II. THE ACTS OF THE FATHERS8
IV. III. CONFLICT AND COMPROMISE21
V. IV. THE WIDENING RIFT28
VI. V. CALHOUN AND GARRISON46
VII. VI. BIRNEY, CHANNING AND WEBSTER58
VIII. VII. THE UNFOLDING FORCES67
IX. VIII. THE MEXICAN WAR71
X. IX HOW TO DEAL WITH THE TERRITORIES79
XI. X. THE COMPROMISE OF 185084
XII. XI. A LULL AND A RETROSPECT92
XIII. XII. SLAVERY AS IT WAS97
XIV. XIII. THE STRUGGLE FOR KANSAS112
XV. XIV. "FREMONT AND FREEDOM122
XVI. XV. THREE TYPICAL SOUTHERNERS132
XVII. XVI. SOME NORTHERN LEADERS140
XVIII. XVII. DRED SCOTT AND LECOMPTON147
XIX. XVIII. JOHN BROWN158
XX. XIX. ABRAHAM LINCOLN172
XXI. XX. THE ELECTION OF 1860185
XXII. XXI. FACE TO FACE197
XXIII. XXII. HOW THEY DIFFERED205
XXIV. XXIII. WHY THEY FOUGHT211
XXV. XXIV. ON NIAGARA'S BRINK--AND OVER221
XXVI. XXV. THE CIVIL WAR237
XXVII. XXVI. EMANCIPATION BEGUN248
XXVIII. XXVII. EMANCIPATION ACHIEVED258
XXIX. XXVIII. RECONSTRUCTION: EXPERIMENTS AND IDEALS267
XXX. XXIX. RECONSTRUCTION: THE FIRST PLAN274
XXXI. XXX. CONRESS AND THE "BLACK CODES"281

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