Sectional Crisis


Hovenden, Thomas. (American (born Ireland), Dunmanway 1840–1895 Plymouth Meeting, Pennsylvania). “The Last Moments of John Brown.” Oil on canvas, 1882–84.
(The Metropolitan Museum of Art)

American Yawp, chap. 13, “The Sectional Crisis

American Yawp Reader, chap. 13, “The Sectional Crisis Reader” (click through to five Primary Source documents)

Secondary Source: Adam Rothman, “Slavery and National Expansion in the United States,” OAH Magazine of History 23, 2 (April 2009): 23–29.


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