The Impending Crisis, 1848-61 (Torchbooks)

By David M Potter

Published by HarperPerennial (1976)

Explores the rising tide of sectionalism in the United States between 1848, when the Treaty with Mexico was signed, and the outbreak of the Civil War in 1861. Dr Potter emphasizes the ironic twists and turns of the times and challenges traditional interpretations of both men and events.

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