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Slave country : American expansion and the origins of the Deep South

Author: Adam Rothman
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 2005.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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'Slave Country' combines political, economic, military, and social history in an elegant narrative that illuminates the perilous relation between freedom and slavery in the early United States. This book is essential reading for anyone interested in an honest look at America's troubled past.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
History
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Rothman, Adam, 1971-
Slave country.
Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 2005
(DLC) 2004057658
(OCoLC)56191767
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Adam Rothman
ISBN: 9780674042919 0674042913
OCLC Number: 646557355
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (xi, 296 pages) : illustrations, maps
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: Jefferson's horizon --
Civilizing the cotton frontier --
Commerce and slavery in lower Louisiana --
The wartime challenge --
Fulfilling the slave country.
Responsibility: Adam Rothman.

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Tells the tragic story of how slavery expanded in a new nation dedicated to the principle of equality among free men. This book reveals the enormous significance and consequences of its spread into  Read more...

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