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River of dark dreams : slavery and empire in the cotton kingdom

Author: Walter Johnson
Publisher: Cambridge, MA. : Harvard University Press, 2017.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st paper edView all editions and formats
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Walter Johnson
ISBN: 9780674975385 0674975383
OCLC Number: 985464255
Description: 526 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
Contents: Introduction: Boom --
Jeffersonian visions and nightmares in Louisiana --
The Panic of 1835 --
The steamboat sublime --
Limits to capital --
The runaway's river --
Dominion --
"The empire of the white man's will" --
The carceral landscape --
The Mississippi Valley in the time of cotton --
Capital, cotton, and free trade --
Tales of Mississippian empire --
The material limits of "Manifest Destiny" --
"The grey-eye man of destiny" --
The ignominious effort to reopen the slave trade.
Responsibility: Walter Johnson.

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