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Flush times and fever dreams : a story of capitalism and slavery in the age of Jackson

Author: Joshua D Rothman
Publisher: Athens ; London : University of Georgia Press, ©2012.
Series: Race in the Atlantic world, 1700-1900.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"In 1834 Virgil Stewart rode from western Tennessee to a territory known as the "Arkansas morass" in pursuit of John Murrell, a thief accused of stealing two slaves. Stewart's adventure led to a sensational trial and a wildly popular published account that would ultimately help trigger widespread violence during the summer of 1835, when five men accused of being professional gamblers were hanged in Vicksburg, nearly  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Joshua D Rothman
ISBN: 9780820333267 0820333263 9780820346816 0820346810 9780820344669 0820344664
OCLC Number: 792884026
Description: 391 pages, 10 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Contents: Prologue: The cotton frontier, United States of America --
Part 1: Self-made men and confidence men --
Inventing Virgil Stewart --
Inventing John Murrell --
Part 2: Settlers and insurrectionists --
Exposing the plot --
Hanging the conspirators --
Part 3: Speculators and gamblers --
Purging a city --
Defining a citizen --
Part 4: Slave holders and slave stealers --
Suborning chaos --
Imposing order --
Epilogue: Memory and meaning.
Series Title: Race in the Atlantic world, 1700-1900.
Responsibility: Joshua D. Rothman.

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In 1834 Virgil Stewart rode from western Tennessee to a territory known as the ""Arkansas morass"" in pursuit of John Murrell, a thief accused of stealing two slaves. Stewart's adventure led to a  Read more...

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