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The Resource Slavery and the American West : the eclipse of manifest destiny and the coming of the Civil War, Michael A. Morrison

Slavery and the American West : the eclipse of manifest destiny and the coming of the Civil War, Michael A. Morrison

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Slavery and the American West : the eclipse of manifest destiny and the coming of the Civil War
Title
Slavery and the American West
Title remainder
the eclipse of manifest destiny and the coming of the Civil War
Statement of responsibility
Michael A. Morrison
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • "A fresh and provocative contribution to our understanding of the process of party disorganization and sectional mobilization that brought the union to its final crisis". Peter S. Onuf, University of Virginia
  • How the territorial question and the extension of slavery led to the sectionalization of American politics
  • Tracing the sectionalization of American politics in the 1840s and 1850s, Michael Morrison offers a comprehensive study of how slavery and territorial expansion intersected as causes of the Civil War. Specifically, he argues that the common heritage of the American Revolution bound Americans together until disputes over the extension of slavery into the territories led northerners and southerners to increasingly divergent understandings of the Revolution's legacy
  • Manifest Destiny promised the literal enlargement of freedom through the extension of American institutions all the way to the Pacific. At each step -- from John Tyler's attempt to annex Texas in 1844, to the Kansas-Nebraska Act, to the opening shots of the Civil War-the issue of slavery had to be confronted. Morrison shows that the Revolution was the common prism through which northerners and southerners viewed these events and that the factor that ultimately made consensus impossible was slavery itself. By 1861, no nationally accepted solution to the dilemma of slavery in the territories had emerged, no political party existed as a national entity, and politicians from both North and South had come to believe that those on the other side had subverted the American political tradition
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DLC
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1948-2017
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Morrison, Michael A.
Index
index present
LC call number
E415.7
LC item number
.M88 1997
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • United States
  • United States
  • Slavery
  • Sectionalism (United States)
Label
Slavery and the American West : the eclipse of manifest destiny and the coming of the Civil War, Michael A. Morrison
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 281-388) and index
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volume
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nc
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
34912654
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xii, 396 pages
Isbn
9780807823194
Lccn
96023855 //r97
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Label
Slavery and the American West : the eclipse of manifest destiny and the coming of the Civil War, Michael A. Morrison
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 281-388) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
34912654
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xii, 396 pages
Isbn
9780807823194
Lccn
96023855 //r97
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n

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