An agrarian republic : farming, antislavery politics, and nature parks in the Civil War era (eBook, 2015) [WorldCat.org]
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An agrarian republic : farming, antislavery politics, and nature parks in the Civil War era

Author: Adam Wesley Dean; Project Muse.
Publisher: Chapel Hill : The University of North Carolina Press, 2015.
Series: Book collections on Project MUSE.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The familiar story of the Civil War tells of an agrarian South pitted against a rapidly industrializing North. However, Adam W. Dean argues that the political ideology of the triumphant Republican Party was fundamentally agrarian. Believing small farms owned by families for generations led to a model society, Republicans saw slavery as a foil to the northern agricultural ideal. In their view, plantation agriculture  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Adam Wesley Dean; Project Muse.
ISBN: 9781469623139 1469623137 9781469619910 1469619911 9781469619927 146961992X
OCLC Number: 995354031
Description: 1 online resource (1 recurso en línea.)
Contents: A question of slavery in the West --
Free soil and the rise of the Republican Party --
Land-development politics and the American Civil War --
The creation of Yosemite and Yellowstone --
Seeking peace in the South and West --
Conclusion: Retrenchment in the South, allotment in the West.
Series Title: Book collections on Project MUSE.
Responsibility: Adam Wesley Dean.

Abstract:

"The familiar story of the Civil War tells of an agrarian South pitted against a rapidly industrializing North. However, Adam W. Dean argues that the political ideology of the triumphant Republican Party was fundamentally agrarian. Believing small farms owned by families for generations led to a model society, Republicans saw slavery as a foil to the northern agricultural ideal. In their view, plantation agriculture destroyed the land's productivity, required constant western expansion, and produced an elite landed gentry hostile to the Union. Dean shows how, over time, these ideas shaped the debate over slavery's expansion, spurred the creation of the Department of Agriculture and the passage of the Homestead Act, and laid a foundation for the development of conservation ideas that supported the creation of the earliest national parks"--Provided by publisher.

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