The Impending Crisis, 1848–1861

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The Impending Crisis, 1848–1861
File:The Impending Crisis book cover.jpg
Author David M. Potter (completed by Don E. Fehrenbacher)
Country US
Genre history
Publisher Harper & Row
Publication date
Pages 672
Awards Pulitzer Prize for History
ISBN 9780061319297

The Impending Crisis, 1848–1861 is a 1977 nonfiction book by American historian David M. Potter, who had died in 1971. The book was completed by fellow Stanford University professor Don E. Fehrenbacher and published in 1977 by Harper & Row. It was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for History.[1]


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