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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Contents

Introduction
1
John Tylers Hobby Territorial Expansion and Jacksonian Politics
13
Miltons Devil Slavery Restriction and the Revolutionary Heritage 18201846
39
Washington Redux The Whig Party and the Politics of Slavery 18461848
66
Tower of Babel Social Ideology and the Crisis of Territorial Organization 18491850
96
Of Pegasus and Bellerophon Popular Sovereignty Stephen A Douglas and the Origins of the KansasNebraska Act
126
A House Dividing The Conspiracy Thesis Joined and Defined
157
To the Egress Humbug and the Disruption of the Democracy
188
The Eclipse of Manifest Destiny and the Disruption of the Second Party System
219
We Stand Where Our Fathers Stood
252
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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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