University of North Carolina Press
In The Stormy Present, Adam I. P. Smith argues antebellum northerners shared a conservative "disposition" that compelled them to defend the Union "bequeathed to them by the Founding" from the threats of a radical southern Slave Power.
Esh, Christian R.
"The Stormy Present: Conservatism and the Problem of Slavery in Northern Politics,"
Civil War Book Review: Vol. 23
Available at: https://digitalcommons.lsu.edu/cwbr/vol23/iss1/18