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The Republic in Crisis, 1848-1861 The Republic In Crisis, 1848 1861 Analyzes The Political Climate In The Years Leading Up To The Civil War, Offering For Students And General Readers A Clear, Chronological Account Of The Sectional Conflict And The Beginning Of The Civil War Emerging From The Tumultuous Political Events Of The 1840s And 1850s, The Civil War Was Caused By The Maturing Of The North And South S Separate, Distinctive Forms Of Social Organization And Their Resulting Ideologies John Ashworth Emphasizes Factors Often Overlooked In Explanations Of The War, Including The Resistance Of Slaves In The South And The Growth Of Wage Labor In The North Ashworth Acquaints Readers With Modern Writings On The Period, Providing A New Interpretation Of The American Civil War S Causes.

!!> Download ➽ The Republic in Crisis, 1848-1861  ➽ Author John Ashworth –
  • Paperback
  • 220 pages
  • The Republic in Crisis, 1848-1861
  • John Ashworth
  • English
  • 05 July 2017
  • 9781107639232

    10 thoughts on “!!> Download ➽ The Republic in Crisis, 1848-1861 ➽ Author John Ashworth –

  1. says:

    There have been than 55,000 books and pamphlets written about the Civil War since 1861 Why another The author, in his introduction suggests it s because he has a reinterpretation, proposing that the Civil War was inevitable given the illiberal reactions of the south based on their justified fear of slave insurrection, rebellion, sabotage, and impact of the growing differences between between free and slave labor..Ironically, racism was enhanced by the American Revolution as class differences disappeared and racial differences became necessarily pronounced in order to make slavery palatable Blacks were genetically inferior and well suited for being mastered was the claim The social history of slaves and slavery really only got started in the sixties, and historians discovered that slavery was resisted, often quite violently Ashworth proposes that slave rebellion played itself out politically and was a major contributor to the war It was the fear of slave rebellion and slave violence that moved whites to take actions that violated white liberties which helped fuel anti slavery feeling in the north Constant vigilance against slaves running away and then efforts to get them back slaves often represented a considerable investment, perhaps the equivalent cost as a nice car in today s dollars resulted in pressure for the federal government to enforce the Fugitive Slave Clause of the Constitution and then later the stricter Fugitive Slave Act of 1850 As the number and ...

  2. says:

    In Republic in Crisis 1848 1861 historian John Ashworth traces the political, social and economic antecedents to the American Civil War Further, he advances the thesis that slave resistance itself was a principal, but largely overlooked, factor that pushed the nation into war Ashworth s work makes the case that there was no single event or condition that resulted in war, but rather, that irreconcilable ideologies concerning the implications of slavery that developed and evolved over a period of decades finally reached a point where they simply had to be settled He begins the story at a time when the nation s interests were broadly represented to two competing political parties the Whigs and the Democrats The Democrats were the inheritors of the Anti Federalist traditions of Thomas Jefferson and, later, Andrew Jackson whose overriding ethos was one of strong local control and limited federal government In counterpoint to this set of beliefs were the Whigs, whose beliefs stemmed from the conviction that the Federal government did, indeed, have a role to play in steering the country on a path to prosperity The principal historical manifestations of this ethos was found in controversy surrounding things like federally funded internal improvements e.g the Erie Canal , a Federal bank and th...

  3. says:

    A concise and well written account of the coming of the Civil War Ashworth places slavery at the center of the story and argues that the slaves themselves were significant actors in history their resistance actual and anticipated to being slaves drove many of the actions of slaveholders Many Northerners didn t care so much about the slaves, but those actions, taken by slaveholders becaus...

  4. says:

    Original thinking, a lot of relevance for today This period saw the collapse of the then existing party structure, which I knew nothing about, and emergence of something new.

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