Yes, we had something resembling the Crittenden compromise, it was called Jim Crow,

600,000 died trying to extirpate that evil, that's why I regard Plessy as worse then Dred Scott, I know it's a tough competition, among the horribles, Bedford Forrest, waged a campaign of murder and intimidation, not unlike the Ikwan in Iraq, and the likes of the Nusra in Syria today,