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The Fate of Their Country: Politicians, Slavery Extension, and the Coming…

av Michael F. Holt

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How partisan politics lead to the Civil War What brought about the Civil War? Leading historian Michael F. Holt convincingly offers a disturbingly contemporary answer: partisan politics. In this brilliant and succinct book, Holt distills a lifetime of scholarship to demonstrate that secession and war did not arise from two irreconcilable economies any more than from moral objections to slavery. Short-sighted politicians were to blame. Rarely looking beyond the next election, the two dominant political parties used the emotionally charged and largely chimerical issue of slavery's extension westward to pursue reelection and settle political scores, all the while inexorably dragging the nation towards disunion. Despite the majority opinion (held in both the North and South) that slavery could never flourish in the areas that sparked the most contention from 1845 to 1861-the Mexican Cession, Oregon, and Kansas-politicians in Washington, especially members of Congress, realized the partisan value of the issue and acted on short-term political calculations with minimal regard for sectional comity. War was the result. Including select speeches by Lincoln and others,The Fate of Their Country openly challenges us to rethink a seminal moment in America's history.… (mer)

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A slim volume of traditional political history, in which Michael Holt argues for the importance of legislative battles over the Wilmot Proviso, the Compromise of 1850, and the Kansas-Nebraska Act. A good introduction to the political maneuverings around these topics, but Holt doesn't go into much depth; the book seems to have been written (in 2004) as a cautionary reminder that "What politicians do in elective office matters, often profoundly, to the lives of ordinary Americans" (xi). His recommended reading lists contain many more substantive works, but as a short overview this will do the trick nicely. ( )
  JBD1 | Dec 3, 2014 |
4543. The Fate of Their Country Politicians, Slavery Extension, and the Coming of the Civil War, by Michael F. Holt (read 2 Mar 2009) This is a little book devoted to showing how the dispute over the Wilmot Proviso, the Compromise of 1850, and the Kansas-Nebraska Act focused the political parties and ended up bringing on the Civil War. It is so short that unless carefully read it does not add much to one's knowledge. Longer works the author praises highly are The Impending Crisis 1848-1861, by David M. Potter Completed by Don E. Fehrenbacher (read 15 May 1976) (Book of the Year) (Pulitzer History prize in 1977) and The Road to Disunion Volume I Secessionists at Bay 1776-1854, by William W. Freehling (read 26 Apr 2003). I agree those books are outstanding. ( )
  Schmerguls | Mar 2, 2009 |
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How partisan politics lead to the Civil War What brought about the Civil War? Leading historian Michael F. Holt convincingly offers a disturbingly contemporary answer: partisan politics. In this brilliant and succinct book, Holt distills a lifetime of scholarship to demonstrate that secession and war did not arise from two irreconcilable economies any more than from moral objections to slavery. Short-sighted politicians were to blame. Rarely looking beyond the next election, the two dominant political parties used the emotionally charged and largely chimerical issue of slavery's extension westward to pursue reelection and settle political scores, all the while inexorably dragging the nation towards disunion. Despite the majority opinion (held in both the North and South) that slavery could never flourish in the areas that sparked the most contention from 1845 to 1861-the Mexican Cession, Oregon, and Kansas-politicians in Washington, especially members of Congress, realized the partisan value of the issue and acted on short-term political calculations with minimal regard for sectional comity. War was the result. Including select speeches by Lincoln and others,The Fate of Their Country openly challenges us to rethink a seminal moment in America's history.

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