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Title:
Fanatics and fire-eaters : newspapers and the coming of the Civil War
Author:
Ratner, Lorman.
Personal Author:
Publication Information:
Urbana : University of Illinois Press, [2003]

©2003
Physical Description:
xiii, 138 pages ; 24 cm.
Language:
English
Contents:
The emergence of a democratic press -- Impeding civilization: the Brooks-Sumner incident -- The Dred Scott decision and a society of laws -- Kansas and the Lecompton constitution: does the majority rule? -- John Brown's raid: violence in a republican society -- Lincoln's election: could a republican lead the republic? -- Firing on Fort Sumter: a republic at war with itself -- Conclusion: the shattered republic.
ISBN:
9780252027871
Format :
Book