Slavery and the American West: The Eclipse of Manifest Destiny and the Coming of the Civil War

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Univ of North Carolina Press, Aug 1, 1999 - History - 396 pages
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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 th
  

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Page 5 - Extend the sphere and you take in a greater variety of parties and interests; you make it less probable that a majority of the whole will have a common motive to invade the rights of other citizens; or if such a common motive exists, it will be more difficult for all who feel it to discover their own strength and to act in unison with each other.

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Michael A. Morrison, coeditor of the Journal of the Early Republic, is associate professor of history at Purdue University.

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