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Author Hamilton, Holman.

Title Prologue to conflict : the crisis and compromise of 1850 / by Holman Hamilton ; with a new introduction by Michael F. Holt.

Published Lexington : The University Press of Kentucky, ©2015.


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Physical description 1 online resource (258 pages)
Series Books at JSTOR Evidence Based Acquisitions
Contents Cover; Half-title; Title; Copyright; Contents; PREFACE; INTRODUCTION; CHAPTER I. Forty-Nine and Forty-Niners; MAPS; The State of Deseret, 1849-51; CHAPTER II. The Rising and the Setting Suns; CHAPTER III. The Appeal of a Venerable Kentuckian; Four Proposals for Dividing Texas Soil; CHAPTER IV. Equilibrium or Union-Calhoun or Webster?; CHAPTER V.A Pattern Defined; CHAPTER VI. The Wreck of the Omnibus; CHAPTER VII. The Texas Bond Lobby; CHAPTER VIII. Douglas, the Maker of Combinations; CHAPTER IX. Allegro Whistles and Cannon Salutes; CHAPTER X. The Compromise in Operation; APPENDIXES.
Appendix aappendix b; appendix c; appendix d; bibliographical essay; index.
Summary The crisis facing the United States in 1850 was a dramatic prologue to the conflict that came a decade later. The rapid opening of western lands demanded the speedy establishment of local civil administration for these vast regions. Outraged partisans, however, cried of coercion: Southerners saw a threat to the precarious sectional balance, and Northerners feared an extension of slavery. In this definitive study, Holman Hamilton analyzes the complex events of the anxious months from December, 1849, when the Senate debates began, until September, 1850, when Congress passed the measures.
Language notes English.
Other author JSTOR issuing body.
Subject Compromise of 1850.
United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Causes.
United States -- Politics and government -- 1849-1861.
Electronic books.
Electronic books.
ISBN 9780813158310 (electronic bk.)
0813158311 (electronic bk.)