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The Resource Slavery, race and conquest in the tropics : Lincoln, Douglas, and the future of Latin America, Robert E. May, Purdue University

Slavery, race and conquest in the tropics : Lincoln, Douglas, and the future of Latin America, Robert E. May, Purdue University

Label
Slavery, race and conquest in the tropics : Lincoln, Douglas, and the future of Latin America
Title
Slavery, race and conquest in the tropics
Title remainder
Lincoln, Douglas, and the future of Latin America
Statement of responsibility
Robert E. May, Purdue University
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Slavery, Race, and Conquest in the Tropics challenges the way historians interpret the causes of the American Civil War. Using Abraham Lincoln and Stephen Douglas's famed rivalry as a prism, Robert E. May shows that when Lincoln and fellow Republicans opposed slavery in the West, they did so partly from evidence that slaveholders, with Douglas's assistance, planned to follow up successes in Kansas by bringing Cuba, Mexico, and Central America into the Union as slave states. A skeptic about "Manifest Destiny," Lincoln opposed the war with Mexico, condemned Americans invading Latin America, and warned that Douglas's "popular sovereignty" doctrine would unleash U.S. slaveholders throughout Latin America. This book internationalizes America's showdown over slavery, shedding new light on the Lincoln-Douglas rivalry and Lincoln's Civil War scheme to resettle freed slaves in the tropics"--
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Provided by publisher
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DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
May, Robert E
Illustrations
maps
Index
index present
LC call number
E338
LC item number
.M338 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Lincoln, Abraham
  • Douglas, Stephen A.
  • Douglas, Stephen A
  • Lincoln, Abraham
  • Slavery
  • Slavery
  • United States
  • United States
  • Freedmen
  • HISTORY / United States / 19th Century
  • Sklaverei
  • Mittelamerika
Label
Slavery, race and conquest in the tropics : Lincoln, Douglas, and the future of Latin America, Robert E. May, Purdue University
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- 1. A "spot" for manifest destiny -- 2. Antilles to Isthmus -- 3. Beyond Kansas -- 4. Caribbeanizing the house divided -- 5. A matter of inches -- 6. Freedom in the tropics -- Coda
Control code
845349791
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xi, 296 pages
Isbn
9780521132527
Lccn
2013018644
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
map
System control number
(OCoLC)845349791
Label
Slavery, race and conquest in the tropics : Lincoln, Douglas, and the future of Latin America, Robert E. May, Purdue University
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- 1. A "spot" for manifest destiny -- 2. Antilles to Isthmus -- 3. Beyond Kansas -- 4. Caribbeanizing the house divided -- 5. A matter of inches -- 6. Freedom in the tropics -- Coda
Control code
845349791
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xi, 296 pages
Isbn
9780521132527
Lccn
2013018644
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
map
System control number
(OCoLC)845349791

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