This vast southern empire : slaveholders at the helm of American foreign policy / Matthew Karp.
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|Location||Call Number / Copy Notes||Barcode||Shelving Location||Status||Due Date|
|Culver-Union Township Public Library - Culver||306.362097309033 KAR (Text)||34304000832316||Adult - Nonfiction||Checked out||11/07/2016|
- ISBN: 9780674737259
- Physical Description: 360 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
- Publisher: Cambridge, Massachusetts : Harvard University Press, 2016.
|Bibliography, etc. Note:|| Includes bibliographical references and index.
|Formatted Contents Note:|| Introduction: 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 -- Epilogue: the rod of empire.
|Summary, etc.:|| 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.-- Provided by publisher
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