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Chapter 19: Drifting Toward Disunion

Uncle Tom’s Cabin by Harriet Beecher Stowe
- Harriet Beecher Stowe's novel Uncle Tom's Cabin intended to show the cruelty of slavery. - Uncle Tom's Cabin may be described as a powerful political force.
- As a result of reading Uncle Tom's Cabin, many northerners swore that they would have.
-When the people of Britain and France read Uncle Tom's Cabin, their governments realized that intervention in the Civil War on behalf of the South would not be popular.

The Impending Crisis of the South by Hinton R. Helper
- Hinton R. Helper's book The Impending Crisis of the South argued that those who suffered most from slave labor were nonslaveholding southern whites.
Bleeding Kansas
- In "Bleeding Kansas" in the mid-1850s, the Lecompton Constitution was identified with the proslavery element, and the New England Immigrant Aid Society was associated with the antislavery free-soilers.

Lecompton Constitution
- In "Bleeding Kansas" in the mid-1850s, the Lecompton Constitution was identified with the proslavery element, and the New England Immigrant Aid Society was associated with the antislavery free-soilers. - President James Buchanan's decision on Kansas's Lecompton Constitution hopelessly divided the Democratic Party. - The Lecompton Constitution proposed that the state of Kansas have black bondage regardless of whether the document was approved or not. - Kansas Territory's Lecompton Constitution was supported by President James Buchanan and proslavery settlers in Kansas.

Popular Sovereignty
- The situation in Kansas in the mid-1850s indicated the impracticality of popular sovereignty in the territories.

Preston S. Brooks
- The clash between Preston S. Brooks and Charles Sumner revealed the fact that passions over slavery were becoming dangerously inflamed in both North and South.

Charles Sumner
- The clash between Preston S. Brooks and Charles Sumner revealed the fact...