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The Resource "There is a North" : fugitive slaves, political crisis, and cultural transformation in the coming of the Civil War, John L. Brooke

"There is a North" : fugitive slaves, political crisis, and cultural transformation in the coming of the Civil War, John L. Brooke

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"There is a North" : fugitive slaves, political crisis, and cultural transformation in the coming of the Civil War
Title
"There is a North"
Title remainder
fugitive slaves, political crisis, and cultural transformation in the coming of the Civil War
Statement of responsibility
John L. Brooke
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Language
eng
Summary
"How does political change take hold? In the 1850s, politicians and abolitionists despaired, complaining that the 'North, the poor timid, mercenary, driveling North' offered no forceful opposition to the power of the slaveholding South. And yet, as John L. Brooke proves, the North did change. Inspired by brave fugitives who escaped slavery and the cultural craze that was Uncle Tom's Cabin, the North rose up to battle slavery, ultimately waging the bloody Civil War. While Lincoln's alleged quip about the little woman who started the big war has been oft-repeated, scholars have not fully explained the dynamics between politics and culture in the decades leading up to 1861. Rather than simply viewing the events of the 1850s through the lens of party politics, 'There Is a North' is the first book to explore how cultural action -- including minstrelsy, theater, and popular literature -- transformed public opinion and political structures. Taking the North's rallying cry as his title, Brooke shows how the course of history was forever changed"--
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Brooke, John L.,
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government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Stowe, Harriet Beecher
  • American Civil War (1861-1865)
  • Antislavery movements
  • Antislavery movements
  • Politics and culture
  • Popular culture
  • United States
  • United States
  • Antislavery movements
  • Influence (Literary, artistic, etc.)
  • Politics and culture
  • Politics and government
  • Popular culture
  • War
  • United States
Label
"There is a North" : fugitive slaves, political crisis, and cultural transformation in the coming of the Civil War, John L. Brooke
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Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Confirming and consolidating new structures : the rise of the Republican Party
  • Epilogue: Into the war
  • Introduction: Confluence, Creolization, liminal crisis, and the antislavery north
  • Structures, challenged : the rise of abolitionism and antislavery
  • Structure defended : the Compromise of 1850
  • Liminality erupting in the first crisis : fugitives and the northern public
  • Creative liminality : writing and reading Uncle Tom's Cabin
  • Transforming culture : commercializing antislavery
  • Guarantees violated in the second crisis : the Kansas-Nebraska Act
  • Restructuring coalescence : nativism and antislavery politics
Control code
1101026993
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xvii, 404 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781625344472
Lccn
2019019863
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1101026993
Label
"There is a North" : fugitive slaves, political crisis, and cultural transformation in the coming of the Civil War, John L. Brooke
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Confirming and consolidating new structures : the rise of the Republican Party
  • Epilogue: Into the war
  • Introduction: Confluence, Creolization, liminal crisis, and the antislavery north
  • Structures, challenged : the rise of abolitionism and antislavery
  • Structure defended : the Compromise of 1850
  • Liminality erupting in the first crisis : fugitives and the northern public
  • Creative liminality : writing and reading Uncle Tom's Cabin
  • Transforming culture : commercializing antislavery
  • Guarantees violated in the second crisis : the Kansas-Nebraska Act
  • Restructuring coalescence : nativism and antislavery politics
Control code
1101026993
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xvii, 404 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781625344472
Lccn
2019019863
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1101026993

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