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Flush times and fever dreams : a story of capitalism and slavery in the age of Jackson

Author: Joshua D Rothman
Publisher: Athens ; London : University of Georgia Press, ©2012.
Series: Race in the Atlantic world, 1700-1900.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Rothman sheds light on the intertwining of slavery and capitalism in the period leading up to the Panic of 1837, highlighting the deeply American impulses underpinning the evolution of the slave  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Joshua D Rothman
ISBN: 9780820333267 0820333263 9780820346816 0820346810 9780820344669 0820344664
OCLC Number: 792884026
Description: 391 pages, [10] pages of plates : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm.
Contents: Inventing Virgil Stewart --
Inventing John Murrell --
Exposing the plot --
Hanging the conspirators --
Purging a city --
Defining a citizen --
Suborning chaos --
Imposing order.
Series Title: Race in the Atlantic world, 1700-1900.
Responsibility: Joshua D. Rothman.

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"A dramatic and human narrative of a nearly forgotten time--when the quest for cotton dominated American commerce, and the expansion of slavery corrupted the American soul."--Douglas A. Blackmon, Read more...

 
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