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By Paul M Angle

A unprecedented gallery of over 350 photos, many by no means prior to released, amassed from resources North and South. A compact and masterly historical past of the struggle, yr by means of 12 months, followed via extraordinary pictures and interval records. a really collectible quantity for the pro or novice historian of the Civil battle.

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The result demonstrated to the South that the Republican party was steadily growing in strength and that its determined opposition to the spread of slavery was almost The campaign proved that for the Southem extremists Douglas was an uncertain ally. He had admitted that he was indifferent to slavery; the fire-eaters of the South wanted an certain to be successful. ardent proponent. As for Lincoln, also what appeared to be a defeat was in fact an advantage. In three months he graduated from a local politician known only in his own state to a Republican leader with a national reputation.

The man settlement turned out to be short-lived. In 1854 Douglas, chair- Committee on Territories, introduced a bill to organize the Kansas and Nebraska. His motives were mixed, but high among them was a desire that the projected transcontinental railroad of the territories of should follow a central route rather than a southern one. Douglas demand that his bill include a provision repealing the Missouri Compromise of 1820. Indifferent to slavery, he acceded, and the bill was amended to provide found that the South, in return for its support, would that the inhabitants of the territories themselves should decide whether or not they wanted to legalize slavery.

Do in Pierce's cabinet the people of the South really entertain fears that a Republican administration would, directly, or indirectly interfere with their slaves or with them, about their slaves? " to assure you, as there is From still, I If they do, I wish hope, not an enemy, that Washington, where efforts to compromise the differences between the two sections were being made. To Senator William H. Seward, whom he had already chosen to be his Secretary of State, he wrote: "I say now ... as I have all the while said, that on the territorial that is, the question of extending slavery under the national question auspices, I am inflexible.

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