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HIST 203 Introduction to the Discipline of History: Charleston, 1670-1860: Dr. Mushal

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Names of participants: Preston Smith Brooks, Charles Sumner, John Brown AND Pottawatomie, John Brown AND Abolition

Places; Franklin County, Kansas; Bleeding Kansas

Concepts: Border Wars, Causes of Civil War, abolition, Panic of 1857, 

Suggested call numbers and subjects for browsing on the shelves or search in Classic Catalog:

E415.6-440.5 Middle nineteenth century, 1845/1848-1861
E415.6-415.9 General
E415.6 Collected works of American statesmen
E415.8-415.9 Biography
E416-420 Polk's administration, 1845-1849
E421-423 Taylor's administration, 1849-July 9, 1850
E423 Slavery question, 1849-1853
E426-430 Fillmore's administration, July 9, 1850-1853
E431-435 Pierce's administration, 1853-1857
E433 Slavery question, 1853-1857
E436-440.5 Buchanan's administration, 1857-1861
E438 Slavery question, 1857-1861
E440.5 State of the country, November 1860-March 4, 1861
E441-453 Slavery in the United States. Antislavery movements