SOCIAL SCIENCES

The Scorpion's Sting: Antislavery and the Coming of the Civil War

Norton. May 2014. 160p. ISBN 9780393239935. $23.95. HIST
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Civil War historian and two-time Lincoln Prize winner Oakes examines the strategies abolitionists employed to discourage and eventually destroy slavery. In the book, the institution is symbolized by a scorpion which, trapped on all sides, stings itself to death.
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