The political crisis of the 1850s

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Wiley, 1978 - History - 330 pages
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User Review  - Marty Monahan - Goodreads

Very convincingly argued and insightful to read. What would have made this a better work it the prose wasn't so dry. This book isn't short on substance but it is quite a chore to read. I feel now I ... Read full review

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User Review  - William Kerrigan - Goodreads

An important work that has shaped the way antebellum historians explain the political chaos of the 1850s and the coming of the Civil War. Holt argues that the Whig v. Democrat 2nd Party system ... Read full review

Contents

The Second Party System in Operation
17
Slavery Extension and the Second Party System
39
Dynamics of the Party System and the Compromise
67
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