The Scorpion's Sting: Antislavery and the Coming of the Civil War (Hardcover)
Antislavery and the Coming of the Civil War
W. W. Norton & Company, 9780393239935, 207pp.
Publication Date: May 19, 2014
The scorpion's sting is the centerpiece of this fresh, incisive exploration of slavery and the Civil War: Was there a peaceful route to abolition? Was Lincoln late to emancipation? What role did race play in the politics of slavery? With stunning insight James Oakes moves us ever closer to a new understanding of the most momentous events in our history.