Road to the Civil War

COBBLESTONE November-December 2016 single back issue.
COBBLESTONE November-December 2016

Eleven states leaving the union. Brothers fighting against brothers. The bloodiest battle ever fought on American soil. How could our country come to this? It turns out that there’s no simple answer. This issue of COBBLESTONE leads readers down the path to the Civil War, exploring how tensions rose between north and south for over fifty years before the first shot. COBBLESTONE unflinchingly recreates some of the most shocking events in American history, from slave rebellions, to Dred Scott’s court battle for freedom, to congressmen actually beating one another in the Senate Chamber! You won’t want to miss this enthralling issue, featuring articles such as:

Deep Divide by Meg Chorlian

Missouri Wants In by Andrew Matthews

The Call to Fight: Slave Rebellions by Marcia Amidon Lusted

Abolitionists Join the Struggle by Heather Cox Richardson

A Compromise to Save the Union! By Heather Cox Richardson

Weighing In by Andrew Matthews

A Route for the Railroad by Marcia Amidon Lusted

Combat Zone by Marcia Amidon Lusted

Scott’s Fight for Freedom by Ruth Tenzer Feldman and Andrew Matthews

Assault on Harpers Ferry by Duane Damon

Unlikely Election by Michael Green

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