OUR INDEPENDENT ESSAYS (SEE ORDER INSTRUCTIONS BELOW)
THERE ARE 4 INDEPENDENT TOPICS:
-Dred Scott v. Sanford (250 WORDS)
-The Lecompton Constitution (250 WORDS)
-Freeport Doctrine (250 WORDS)
-Fugitive Slave Law of 1850 (250 WORDS)
Instructions are to write a short essay evaluating the historical significance of each topic. These essays should reflect your assessment of the facts as they relate to the Civil War, answering the who, what, when, why and how.
Using sources below, but other sources may be used.
McPherson, James M. Ordeal by Fire: The Civil War and Reconstruction (McGraw-Hill, Third Edition, 2001), ISBN#0072317361
Boritt, Gabor, ed., Lincoln: The War President (Oxford, The Gettysburg Lectures, 1992), ISBN#0195089111
Donald, David, ed., Why the North Won the Civil War (Simon and Schuster Adult Publishing Group, 1996), ISBN#0684825066
Elkins, Stanley, Slavery: A Problem in American Institutional and Intellectual Life (University of Chicago Press, Third Revised Edition, 1972), ISBN#0226204774
Raboteau, Albert, Slave Religion: The Invisible Institution in the Antebellum South ( Oxford, updated edition, 2004), ISBN#0195174127