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Historical dictionary of the Old South

Author: William L Richter
Publisher: Lanham, Md. : Scarecrow Press, ©2006.
Series: Historical dictionaries of U.S. historical eras, no. 4.
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Being considerably different from other regions of the country, most notably regarding its fervent practice of slavery, the land South of the Mason-Dixon line, because of slavery, enjoyed an exceptional prominence in politics, and after the invention of the cotton gin, a high degree of prosperity. However, also because of slavery, it was alienated from the rest of the nation, attempted to secede from the union, and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Dictionaries
History
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Richter, William L. (William Lee), 1942-
Historical dictionary of the Old South.
Lanham, Md. : Scarecrow Press, ©2006
(DLC) 2005018801
(OCoLC)60824189
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: William L Richter
ISBN: 9780810865259 0810865254 0810859254 9780810859258 9780810850743 0810850745
OCLC Number: 301358240
Description: 1 online resource (xxix, 507 pages).
Contents: Acknowledgments; Editor's Foreword; Chronology; Introduction; The Dictionary; Select Bibliography; Appendixes; About the Author.
Series Title: Historical dictionaries of U.S. historical eras, no. 4.
Responsibility: William L. Richter.
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Being considerably different from other regions of the country, most notably regarding its fervent practice of slavery, the land South of the Mason-Dixon line, because of slavery, enjoyed an exceptional prominence in politics, and after the invention of the cotton gin, a high degree of prosperity. However, also because of slavery, it was alienated from the rest of the nation, attempted to secede from the union, and was forced back in only after it lost the Civil War. Numerous cross-referenced entries onprominent individuals, including Thomas Jefferson, Andrew Jackson, Henry Clay, John C. Cal.

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