Table of Contents
   Introductionp. 1
   Slavery and the Constitutionp. 11
   The Missouri Equilibriump. 23
   The Compromise of 1850p. 37
   But We Have No Countryp. 50
   A Traitorous Combinationp. 66
   Prosecution at Independence Hallp. 83
   Sir-Did You Hear it?p. 109
   Athens of Americap. 132
   Kidnapping Again!p. 157
   The Height of Crueltyp. 176
   Judge Loring's Predicamentp. 207
   Freedom on the Western Reservep. 229
   The Son Betrays and the Father Indictsp. 248
   Votaries of the Higher Lawp. 274
   An Irrepressible Conflictp. 294
   Epilogue: Harpers Ferry and Beyondp. 315
   Notesp. 329
   Acknowledgmentsp. 355
   Indexp. 357