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Popular Features. New Releases. Description "American Civil War Reference Library" offers comprehensive and wide ranging research options on this compelling era of American history. Material in each of the three titles has been reviewed by an independent advisory board for its curriculum relevance and its accessibility to students in grades Subject chapters offer viewpoints, definitions, chronological coverage of battles, further reading and sidebars highlighting individuals, statistics and other attention-grabbing information.

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The 1, to 2,word essays are accompanied by sidebars, further reading lists, cross-references and more. Each entry includes background information about the subject, definitions, and details on the impact the document had on the public. Rather than invest in factories or railroads as Northerners had done, Southerners invested their money in slaves—even more than in land; by , 84 percent of the capital invested in manufacturing was invested in the free nonslaveholding states.


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Yet, to Southerners, as late as , this appeared to be a sound business decision. By the per capita wealth of Southern whites was twice that of Northerners, and three-fifths of the wealthiest individuals in the country were Southerners.

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The extension of slavery into new territories and states had been an issue as far back as the Northwest Ordinance of When the slave territory of Missouri sought statehood in , Congress debated for two years before arriving upon the Missouri Compromise of The end of the Mexican-American War in and the roughly , square miles 1. More and more Northerners, driven by a sense of morality or an interest in protecting free labour, came to believe, in the s, that bondage needed to be eradicated.

White Southerners feared that limiting the expansion of slavery would consign the institution to certain death. Over the course of the decade, the two sides became increasingly polarized and politicians less able to contain the dispute through compromise.

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When Abraham Lincoln , the candidate of the explicitly antislavery Republican Party , won the presidential election , seven Southern states South Carolina, Mississippi, Florida, Alabama, Georgia, Louisiana, and Texas carried out their threat and seceded, organizing as the Confederate States of America. In the early morning hours of April 12, , rebels opened fire on Fort Sumter, at the entrance to the harbour of Charleston , South Carolina.

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M38 Memoirs of General W. Books and Journals on the Civil War and Reconstruction The Civil war is a subject on which much has been researched and written.

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