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The War Before the War

Fugitive Slaves and the Struggle for America's Soul from the Revolution to the Civil War

by Andrew Delbanco

Hardcover, 453 pages, Penguin Group USA, List Price: $30 |

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The War Before the War
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Fugitive Slaves and the Struggle for America's Soul from the Revolution to the Civil War
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Andrew Delbanco

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Argues that issues surrounding fugitive slaves is what truly drove the North and South to Civil War and explains the history behind how this happened.

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How The Fugitive Slave Act Ignited A 'Struggle For America's Soul'

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