Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
Trim: 6¼ x 9⅜
978-0-8420-2998-8 • Hardback • August 2001 • $143.00 • (£110.00)
Glenn Linden is associate professor of history at Southern Methodist University.
Chapter 1 Preface
Chapter 2 Cast of Characters
Part 3 I: A Growing Rivalry between the North and South, 1846-53
Chapter 4 The Mexican War, Wilmot Proviso and Election of 1848
Chapter 5 The Compromise of 1850
Chapter 6 The Fugitive Slave Controversy, the Election of 1852, and Growing Sectionalism
Part 7 II: Southern Successes, Northern Anxieties, 1854-57
Chapter 8 The Kansas-Nebraska Act, Bleeding Kansas, and the Republican Party
Chapter 9 The Election of 1856 and its Aftermath
Part 10 III: The Union Comes Apart, 1857-61
Chapter 11 Dred Scott, Kansas, and Events of 1858
Chapter 12 John Brown's Raid, Party Conventions, the Election of 1860 and Secession
A well-regarded scholar of nineteenth-century history, Glenn Linden has produced a volume of contemporary sources focused on several key individuals that will be very useful for classes on the Civil War and Reconstruction.
— Eric Foner, Columbia University
By drawing on many voices, this new book illustrates the enormity of the Civil War for American society. By staying with the chosen subjects over a period of crisis and change, Voices from the Gathering Storm shows what it was like to live through such a tumultuous time.
— Edward Countryman, Southern Methodist University
Linden has shown great care in searching out relevant letters, speeches, diary entries and the like to illustrate the issues that polarized the country and led to secession and war.
— James M. McPherson, author of Battle Cry of Freedom: The Civil War Era