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 Posted: Wed Jan 11th, 2012 07:48 pm
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The book is very good at getting to the core of our political problems in the 1840's and 50's. Slavery was the wedge that drove the two sections apart. It fueled the rise to power of the Republican party in 1856 & 58 elections. That rise was due to frustration in the North over Southern control over the Supreme Court and Congress. Plus the insistance in the south of spreading slavery into the western territories. War was inevitable.

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