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1850-1877: Government and Politics

1850-1877: Chapter Seven: Government and Politics

by THOMAS J. BROWN

CONTENTS

CHRONOLOGY 180

OVERVIEW 188

TOPICS IN THE NEWS

Compromise of 1850 191

The Georgia Platform, 1850 193

Disintegration of the Second Party System 194

Anxieties of Knew Nothings 195

Forging a Republican Majority 196

Anxieties of Republicans 198

A House Dividing 200

Birth of a Nation 202

Politics in the Wartime North 203

A New Birth of Freedom 203

Politics in the Wartime South 206

The Cornerstone of the Confederacy 208

Reconstruction 209

Forty Acres and a Mule 209

Toward an Industrial Polity 212

The Indian Wars 214

HEADLINE MAKERS

Martin Robinson Delany 215

Dorothea Dix 216

Wendell Phillips 217

Robert Barnwell Rhett 218

Sitting Bull 219

Elizabeth Cady Stanton 220

Zebulon Vance 221

PUBLICATIONS 224

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