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This vast southern empire : slaveholders at the helm of American foreign policy, Matthew Karp

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This vast southern empire : slaveholders at the helm of American foreign policy
Title
This vast southern empire
Title remainder
slaveholders at the helm of American foreign policy
Statement of responsibility
Matthew Karp
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Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
A new portrait of the southern slaveholders who occupied the commanding heights of antebellum politics, this book explores the intimate relationship between American slavery and American power. From John C. Calhoun to Jefferson Davis, the South's leading statesmen understood the United States as the chief defender of bound labor in an Atlantic World still teetering between slavery and abolition. Overcoming traditional southern scruples about dangers of centralized authority, slaveholders harnessed the power of the United States to protect vulnerable slave regimes across the hemisphere, from Texas to Brazil
Cataloging source
MH/DLC
Dewey number
306.3/62097309033
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
E183.7
LC item number
.K345 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
This vast southern empire : slaveholders at the helm of American foreign policy, Matthew Karp
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 260-343) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The world the slaveholders craved -- Confronting the great apostle of emancipation -- The strongest naval power on earth -- A hemispheric defense of slavery -- Slavery's dominoes: Brazil and Texas -- The young Hercules of America -- King cotton, Emperor slavery -- Slaveholding visions of modernity -- Foreign policy amid domestic crisis -- The military South -- American slavery, global power -- The rod of empire
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
360 pages
Isbn
9780674737259
Lccn
2016009232
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • ocn942610278
  • (OCoLC)942610278
Label
This vast southern empire : slaveholders at the helm of American foreign policy, Matthew Karp
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 260-343) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The world the slaveholders craved -- Confronting the great apostle of emancipation -- The strongest naval power on earth -- A hemispheric defense of slavery -- Slavery's dominoes: Brazil and Texas -- The young Hercules of America -- King cotton, Emperor slavery -- Slaveholding visions of modernity -- Foreign policy amid domestic crisis -- The military South -- American slavery, global power -- The rod of empire
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
360 pages
Isbn
9780674737259
Lccn
2016009232
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • ocn942610278
  • (OCoLC)942610278

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