BIBLIOGRAPHY FOR THE PORTFOLIO PROJECT

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BIBLIOGRAPHY FOR THE PORTFOLIO PROJECT

BIBLIOGRAPHY FOR THE PORTFOLIO PROJECT

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Title: The Compromise of 1850

Finkelman, P. (2011). The Cost of Compromise and the Covenant with Death. Pepperdine Law Review Vol. 38(5), 845-888.

This journal article gives a detailed account of the compromise of 1850 as well as the various groups of people and their roles in the compromise. The article also discusses the various reasons why the compromise had to be reached. The outcome of the compromise and its role in the American civil war are also described in the article. Thus, this source contains information that will help me successfully write a portfolio paper about the compromise of 1850.

The Library of Congress. (1850, March 7). A Century of Lawmaking for a New Nation: U.S. Congressional Documents and Debates, 1774 – 1875. Retrieved from The Library of Congress: http://memory.loc.gov/cgi-bin/ampage?collId=llcg&fileName=024/llcg024.db&recNum=288 .

This primary source document contains a speech made by Daniel Webster, then senator for Massachusetts, for the support of the proposed compromise. According to Webster, holders of slaves were entitled to the safety of their property, thus making the assertion that fugitive slavery laws should be strengthened. The document contains a long speech which has all the information regarding the compromise of 1850 and why, according to Webster, it had to be adopted. This information will be useful in my portfolio essay project.

Waugh, J. C. (2003). On the Brink of Civil War: The Compromise of 1850 and how it changed the Course of American History.Lanham, Maryland: Rowman & Littlefield.

I chose this source because it contains detailed information about the events immediately before the compromise. In addition to this, the book explains why the compromise occurred and the main characters who supported it as well as those who opposed and why.

Remini, R. V. (2010). At the Edge of the Precipice: Henry Clay and the Compromise That Saved the Union. Sydney, Australia: Read How You Want.

This book provides valuable description of how the tensions between slave-abolitionists and slave-holders almost brought American to the brink of collapse in late 1840s and early 1850s. The author explains how this resulted into the compromise and how its end sparked the American civil war. This information will be very useful in my portfolio project.

Franklin, J. H., & Schweninger, L. (2000). Runaway Slaves: Rebels on the Plantation. Oxford, United Kingdom: Oxford University Press.

This book gives an account of how slaves used to run away from their masters to escape heavy work and inhumane treatment. The compromise of 1850 made it worse for the runaway slaves since their masters were justified to go after them by all means, including the use of fierce dogs.

Where I found the Sources and the Difficulties experienced in the Project so far

Most of the sources annotated above are found while some are available in the University library. The key challenge experienced thus far is trying to integrate various sources and aligning them with the topic that I chose. Searching for scholarly articles with information on The Compromise of 1850 was challenging since it appears that not many journal articles have been written in this area. Otherwise, everything else is going down well.

References

Finkelman, P. (2011). The Cost of Compromise and the Covenant with Death. Pepperdine Law Review Vol. 38(5), 845-888.

Franklin, J. H., & Schweninger, L. (2000). Runaway Slaves: Rebels on the Plantation. Oxford, United Kingdom: Oxford University Press.

Remini, R. V. (2010). At the Edge of the Precipice: Henry Clay and the Compromise That Saved the Union. Sydney, Australia: Read How You Want.

The Library of Congress. (1850, March 7). A Century of Lawmaking for a New Nation: U.S. Congressional Documents and Debates, 1774 – 1875. Retrieved from The Library of Congress: http://memory.loc.gov/cgi-bin/ampage?collId=llcg&fileName=024/llcg024.db&recNum=288

Waugh, J. C. (2003). On the Brink of Civil War: The Compromise of 1850 and how it Changed the Course of American History. Lanham, Maryland: Rowman & Littlefield.