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The war before the war : fugitive slaves and the struggle for America's soul from the Revolution to the Civil War / Andrew Delbanco.

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  • 4 of 6 copies available at Evergreen Indiana.

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1 current hold with 6 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Adams PL Sys. - Decatur Branch 973.711 DEL WAR (Text) 34207002206739 Adult Non-Fiction Available -
Clinton PL - Clinton 973.7115 DEL (Text) 36806002091609 NEW ITEMS Checked out 12/29/2018
Lincoln Heritage PL - Dale Main Library NEW 973 DEL (Text) 70743000166233 Adult Non-Fiction Available -
New Castle-Henry County PL - New Castle 973.7115 DELB (Text) 39231033492410 Ratcliffe-Carnegie Reading Room In process -
Shelby Co PL - Shelbyville Main Library 973.7 DEL (Text) 78731000508715 New NF Available -
Switzerland Co PL - Vevay HISTORY AMERICA SLAVERY (Text) 33710721800196 Adult Non-Fiction: History Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 1594204055
  • ISBN: 9781594204050
  • Physical Description: 453 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
  • Publisher: New York : Penguin Press, 2018.

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages [397]-441) and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
Introduction -- Part One: The long fuse -- Part Two: The fuse is lit.
Summary, etc.:
Explains how fugitive slaves escaping from the South to the northern states awakened northerners to the true nature of slavery and how the Compromise of 1850 and the Fugitive Slave Act divided the nation and set it on the path to civil war.
Subject: Fugitive slaves > United States > History > 18th century.
Fugitive slaves > United States > History > 19th century.
Slavery > United States > History > 18th century.
Slavery > United States > History > 19th century.
United States > History > Civil War, 1861-1865 > Causes.
Fugitive slaves > Legal status, laws, etc. > United States > History > 19th century.

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