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Slavemaster president : the double career of James Polk

Author: William Dusinberre
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 2007.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Drawing on previously unexplored records, 'Slavemaster President' recreates the world of Polk's plantation and the personal histories of his slaves, in what is arguably the most careful and vivid account to date of how slavery functioned on a single cotton plantation.
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Genre/Form: Biography
History
Additional Physical Format: Print version
Named Person: James K Polk; James K Polk; James K Polk
Material Type: Biography, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: William Dusinberre
ISBN: 9780195326031 0195326032 9780199868308 0199868301
OCLC Number: 608626790
Description: 1 online resource (276 pages) : illustrations, maps
Responsibility: William Dusinberre.

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"No other study that I can think of juxtaposes so revealingly the personal experiences of the enslaved with those of their enslaver, or the career of a slaveholder with the leadership of a president. Read more...

 
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