The F Street Mess : how Southern senators rewrote the Kansas-Nebraska Act (eBook, 2017) [WorldCat.org]
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The F Street Mess : how Southern senators rewrote the Kansas-Nebraska Act

Author: Alice Elizabeth Malavasic
Publisher: Chapel Hill : The University of North Carolina Press, [2017] ©2017
Series: Civil War America (Series)
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Malavasic argues that some Southern politicians in the 1850s did indeed hold an inordinate amount of power in the antebellum Congress and used it to foster the interests of slavery ... focuses her argument on Senators David Rice Atchison of Missouri, Andrew Pickens Butler of South Carolina, and Robert M.T. Hunter and James Murray Mason of Virginia, known by their contemporaries as the "F Street Mess" for the  Read more...
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Malavasic, Alice Elizabeth.
F Street Mess : how Southern senators rewrote the Kansas-Nebraska Act.
Chapel Hill, [North Carolina] : The University of North Carolina Press, ©2017
xii, 268 pages
Named Person: David Rice Atchison; A P Butler; R M T Hunter; J M Mason; J M Mason; R M T Hunter; A P Butler; David Rice Atchison; David Rice Atchison; A P Butler; R M T Hunter; J M Mason
Material Type: Document, Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Alice Elizabeth Malavasic
ISBN: 9781469635538 1469635534 9781469635545 1469635542
OCLC Number: 1005506873
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: Cover; Half Title; Title; Copyright; Dedication; Contents; Acknowledgments; INTRODUCTION: Conspiracy; ONE: Rivalries and Alliances; TWO: Heirs of Calhoun; THREE: Nebraska; FOUR: Senatorial Junta; FIVE: The Power to Repeal; SIX: Kansas; SEVEN: We Must Settle This Question; Epilogue; Notes; Bibliography; Index; A; B; C; D; E; F; G; H; I; J; K; L; M; N; O; P; R; S; T; U; V; W.
Series Title: Civil War America (Series)
Responsibility: Alice Elizabeth Malavasic.

Abstract:

"Malavasic argues that some Southern politicians in the 1850s did indeed hold an inordinate amount of power in the antebellum Congress and used it to foster the interests of slavery ... focuses her argument on Senators David Rice Atchison of Missouri, Andrew Pickens Butler of South Carolina, and Robert M.T. Hunter and James Murray Mason of Virginia, known by their contemporaries as the "F Street Mess" for the location of the house they shared. ... the F Street Mess was a functioning oligarchy within the U.S. Senate whose power was based on shared ideology, institutional seniority, and personal friendship"--

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