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Slavery and the annexation of Texas

Author: Frederick Merk
Publisher: New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 1972.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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In this book, the eminent Harvard historian Frederick Merk focuses on the intricate maneuverings of President Tyler and his colleagues to reverse the policies of three previous Administrations and, without reference to public opinion, move toward the annexation of Texas.
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Merk, Frederick, 1887-1977.
Slavery and the annexation of Texas.
New York, Knopf, 1972
(OCoLC)578789659
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Frederick Merk
ISBN: 0394481046 9780394481043
OCLC Number: 314229
Description: xiii, 290, x pages ; 25 cm
Contents: The Tyler Texas junto --
Upshur and the secret treaty --
Calhoun, the treaty, and the not-so-secret executive session of the senate --
Pendency of the issue : the election of 1844 --
A plan to outflank the senate --
Joint resolutions in congress : constitutional issues --
Maneuvering a joint resolution to success --
Texas becomes a state of the union.
Responsibility: by Frederick Merk ; with the collaboration of Lois Bannister Merk.

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In this book, the eminent Harvard historian Frederick Merk focuses on the intricate maneuverings of President Tyler and his colleagues to reverse the policies of three previous Administrations and, without reference to public opinion, move toward the annexation of Texas.

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