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The Winter of Our Discontent

in The Constitution in Congress: Descent into the Maelstrom, 1829-1861

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226129167
eISBN:
9780226131160
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226131160.003.0010
Subject:
Law, Legal History

The Democratic Party split in two in 1860 over Southern demands for the endorsement of a territorial slave code. Five states had taken the first steps toward secession before Congress met in December ... More


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