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The slave power : the free North and southern domination, 1780-1860

Author: Leonard L Richards
Publisher: Baton Rouge : Louisiana State University Press, ©2000.
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Richards, "elucidates just how the southern Democratic slaveholders, with the help of some northerners, assumed, protected, and eventually lost a dominance that extended from the White House to the Speaker's chair to the Supreme Court. [He] reveals in a direct and compelling way the importance of slavery in the structure of national politics from the earliest moments of the federal Union through the emergence of the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Leonard L Richards
ISBN: 0807125377 9780807125373 0807126004 9780807126004
OCLC Number: 43641070
Description: x, 228 pages : maps ; 24 cm
Contents: The slave power thesis --
Morris's prophecy --
Tallmadge's challenge --
Randolph's pejorative --
Bucktails into Doughfaces --
Bucktails into Rebels --
Pennsylvania and the West --
Collapse of one pillar.
Responsibility: Leonard L. Richards.

Abstract:

Richards, "elucidates just how the southern Democratic slaveholders, with the help of some northerners, assumed, protected, and eventually lost a dominance that extended from the White House to the Speaker's chair to the Supreme Court. [He] reveals in a direct and compelling way the importance of slavery in the structure of national politics from the earliest moments of the federal Union through the emergence of the Republican Party."--Cover.
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