Bonnie Parker Writes a Poem

Steven Biel plots the strange path by which this pair ...


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Slavery

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A House Dividing

American History Civil War

Soon after Appomattox, historians began debating the causes of the American Civil War. Why had North and South grown apart? Had it been all about slavery as a moral question? Or were less visible economic interests at work? Perhaps two distinct cultures had finally produced irreconcilable differences. The debates continue to this day, but nowhere is the reader likely to find a more brilliant and succinct analysis than in David Potter’s account of the major events that led to war.

Tags:  Civil War - Sectionalism - Wilmot Proviso - Southern economy - slavery - abolitionism - Whigs - Republicans - Democrats

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Selections From: Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass

American History

The story of Frederick Douglass’s struggles as a slave, his desire to learn to read and write, his yearning to be a free man, and his escape to freedom is compactly but passionately related in this Narrative, first published in 1845. The book became one of the great autobiographical statements in the history of American reform.  

Tags:  slavery - African-American History - freedmen - Southern history - abolitionist - Civil War

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