Missouri Compromise and Its Aftermath: Slavery and the Meaning of America: Slavery and the Meaning of America (Google eBook)
Robert Pierce Forbes goes behind the scenes of the crucial Missouri Compromise, the most important sectional crisis before the Civil War, to reveal the high-level deal-making, diplomacy, and deception that defused the crisis, including the central, unexpe
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"Robert Pierce Forbes has written an important book offering the first systematic reinterpretation of the Missouri Compromise and its aftermath in more than a generation. Forbes’s work is revisionist history in the best sense of the term, challenging hoary historiographical maxims with new evidence, new points of view, and new interpretive sophistication. Forbes's sweeping re-examination of the Missouri controversy and its larger meaning for the future of the republic holds that the issue of slavery controlled and directed early national and Jacksonian politics even when such control and direction were not immediately visible.... Forbes’s book is a brilliant and an essential reconsideration of an important episode in American history. It is a work of thorough scholarship and penetrating insights."
Lacy K. Ford, American Historical Review
Review: The Missouri Compromise and Its Aftermath: Slavery & the Meaning of AmericaUser Review - Mark R. - Goodreads
I like that Forbes provides a long-range view of the MO Compromise, but I would have liked more on the Compromise itself. I also thought he could have done more to show the connection between Van ... Read full review