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- Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars See all reviews (55 customer reviews)
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If you are a Civil War buff or a student of American history, this book is a must have.
Former Senator William Marcy believed the Kansas-Nebraska Act destroyed the unity of the Democratic Party and that kept the U.S. from acquiring Cuba.
This is book that requires time to absorb; each major topic is discussed with great care to present the context of both sides in the conflict.
best explanation of the period immediately before the Civil War I've read.Published 1 month ago by Jon Albrecht
This is one of the best history books I've ever read. Potter analyzes what happened without moralizing or taking sides. Very interesting and informative.Published 2 months ago by Saul
Published posthumously, this is the very best book written about this time period. Rarely is a book about this period in history so well written that I didn't want to put it down. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Greg
An insightful survey of American political history before the Civil War.Published 7 months ago by James Richardson Sprouse
Scholarly history of one of the most turbulent periods of American history. Not light reading, for sure. Read morePublished 7 months ago by Richard Christensen
Wanna know if the civil war was about slavery - or not. This is the book to read. Learn many things you didn't know about the runup to the war. Read morePublished 7 months ago by J. Stoneback
I had to read this book as part of my college level course on the lead up to the Civil War, and frankly, I loved it! Through this work, David M. Read morePublished 7 months ago by Martin Firestein
Not for the casual reader. Very well annotated and readable for history studentsPublished 8 months ago by j preston childs