WHD (ch. 14) p. 372-372 AUTHOR Henry Wilson WORK (YEAR) History of the Rise and Fall of the Slave Power (1872-1877) James Ford Rhodes United States from the Compromise of 1850 (18931900) The Rise of American Civilization (2 vols 1927) Charles and Mary Beard Allan Nevins Eric Foner The Ordeal of the Union (8 vols, 1947-1971) Free Soil, Free Labor, Free Men (1970) Eugene Genovese The Political Economy of Slavery (1965) Avery Craven The Coming of the Civil War (1942) William Gienapp The Origins of the Republican Party 1852-1856 (1987) NOTES Vivid moral interpretation of the war, which argued that Northerners fought to preserve the Union and system of free labor against the South. Said Slavery was the central and only reason for the cause of the war. Slavery was an economic institution rather than a social or cultural one = labor system. Wrote that the North and South were becoming separate people. Empathized the “free-labor ideology” to the Northern opponents of slavery. Emphasized their conviction to the slave system and that it provided a more humane society that the Industrial labor. Argued that slave laborers were not worse off than Northern Industrial workers. The party system was a result of the debate over slavery.