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The Repeal of the Missouri Compromise . 109 V. The Rise of Lincoln 116 1.
Lincoln's Return to Public Life . . .116 2. The Principles and the Oratory of Lincoln
. 122 3. Lincoln against Douglas 137 4. John Brown 150 5. The Election of
Among the Democrats in the Legislature was Stephen Douglas, who was to
become one of the most powerful men in the United States while Lincoln was still
unknown; and several of Lincoln's Whig colleagues were afterwards to play ...
As to the details of what followed, whether he or she was the first to have doubts,
and whether, as some say, the great Stephen Douglas appeared on the scene as
a rival and withdrew rather generously but too late, is uncertain. But Lincoln ...
It seems she had the discernment to know, when few others can have done so,
how far greater he was than his rival Douglas. It was Herndon's belief, in days
when he and Mrs. Lincoln were the two persons who saw most of him, that she ...
A new generation of political personages now came to the front. Jefferson Davis
of Mississippi, a man of force and considerable dignity, began to take the leading
part in the powerful group of Southern Senators; StepTien Douglas, of Illinois, ...
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A must read for anyone that wants to understand the economic and social implications of the Southern slave aristocracy.
A well researched and written review of the slave aristocracy that suppressed and exploited both black slaves and non-slave holding whites alike.
This book is critical to understanding why the Southern Gentry despised the North for "exploiting" the South and "stealing" the Souths' financial resources when in fact the increasingly inefficient and unproductive system of slave labor doomed the South to ever increasing reliance on Northern resources to maintain their facade of prosperity.
H. R. Helper explains the slave states downward spiral toward economic collapse that will ultimately drive 11 of the states to secede from the Union and start the Civil War
This book is an insight today into much of the Souths' ongoing struggle to join the rest of the United States in economic prosperity