Tracy's Reviews > Arguing about Slavery: The Great Battle in the United States Congress
Arguing about Slavery: The Great Battle in the United States Congress
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July 23, 2018 – Shelved
July 23, 2018 – Shelved as: to-read
August 2, 2018 – Started Reading
August 2, 2018 –2.6% "It is a revealing curiosity of American popular attitudes that a people so practical, so optimistic, so energetic, so direct, so quick to say that anything can be done by an effort of will--the impossible takes a little longer--on other topics, have regularly and abruptly turned to the opposite extreme on issues of slavery and race: nothing can be done. Leave it alone. Don't meddle. It cannot be fixed."
August 18, 2018 –33.1%
August 28, 2018 –50.95% "A "wooden nutmeg"--Yankee peddlers developed a reputation for selling fake nutmegs made of carved wood."
August 28, 2018 –52.86% "The great Protestant denominations were being altered in mind and conscience in the North such that very soon the Methodists and the Presbyterians would split apart into Northern and Southern branches, largely over slavery, not to be reunited for more than a century."
September 3, 2018 – Finished Reading