Modern World History Online covers world history from the mid-15th century to the present.
World Book Online has a great range of resources available fo your research. Please ask your friendly librarian for login details.
Britannica School is an excellent encyclopedia resource.
JSTOR is a digital library of academic journals, books and primary sources. To gain access students must create an account. This database is particularly useful for senior students wanting to access academic journals for authoritative content.
Questia School is an online library and research tool with thousands of eBooks, academic journal articles, magazines, newspapers and encyclopedia entries. Please ask your friendly librarian for logon details.
Take a look in the Christopher Brennan Library for books that will supplement your learning and understanding of slavery and its contribution to the outbreak of the US civil war.
Slavery began to flourish in the U.S. at the end of the 18th century with Eli Whitney's invention of the cotton gin. Serious objections to slavery began as early as 1831 and the abolitionist movement in the North grew quickly. Between Lincoln's election and his inauguration, 7 southern States seceded from the Union. The expected war began with the attack on fort Sumter.
This LibGuide will assist you to answer the question for your Modern History Assessment Task 1, "Assess the proposition that economic differences between the North and the South led to the outbreak of the US civil war by 1861."