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Author Morrison, Michael A., 1948-

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

Imprint Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, c1997.


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Central Library Non-Fiction    973.711 MOR    Available
Description xii, 396 p. ; 25 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p.281-388) and index.
Contents John Tyler's hobby: territorial expansion and Jacksonian politics -- Milton's devil: slavery restriction and the revolutionary heritage, 1820-1846 -- Washington redux: the whig party and the politics of slavery, 1846-1848 -- Tower of Babel: social ideology and the crisis of territorial organization, 1849-1850 -- Of Pegasus and Bellerophon: popular sovereignty, Stephen A. Douglas, and the origins of the Kansas-Nebraska Act -- A house dividing: the conspiracy thesis joined and defined -- To the egress: humbug and the disruption of the democracy -- The eclipse of manifest destiny and the disruption of the second party system.
Subject Slavery -- United States -- Extension to the territories
Sectionalism (United States)
United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Causes
United States -- Territorial expansion
ISBN 0807823198

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