A Companion to the Civil War and Reconstruction (Blackwell by Lacy Ford

By Lacy Ford

A spouse to the Civil warfare and Reconstruction addresses the most important themes and subject matters of the Civil warfare period, with 23 unique essays through best students within the field.An authoritative quantity that surveys the historical past and historiography of the U.S. Civil struggle and ReconstructionAnalyzes the key resources and the main influential books and articles within the fieldIncludes discussions on scholarly advances in U.S. Civil struggle background.

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Slavery might have been in a state of decline in the Chesapeake, but the sale of black bodies made it abundantly clear to Virginia and Maryland politicians where their loyalties and interests lay. Even as young bondpeople marched west, some politicians in Washington hoped to ship other slaves east. Seven years after Jefferson began his Monticello retirement, 32 douglas r. egerton an idea he first had proposed as a young member of the Virginia Assembly resurfaced in the nation’s capital: the idea of colonizing liberated bondpeople on the western shores of Africa.

Yet scholars who regard the third president as an unusually intelligent leader have a hard time accepting Malone’s assertion that Jefferson “could hardly have been aware” that Bonaparte wished to use the American Midwest as a granary for his Haitian laborers (Malone 1970: 251–2). Either Jefferson was particularly obtuse when it came to agrarian policy – and he certainly was not – or his hatred and fear of black rebels in the Caribbean blinded him to French policy. As Robert Tucker and David C.

For more than a decade prior to the nullification crisis, Carolina statesmen, Freehling observes, emphasized that “the problem of public confidence in slavery seemed in part a crucial economic question” (1965: 87, 110–11). In short, modern attempts to identify the single greatest cause of nullification are probably doomed to failure. Since the Missouri debates, states’ rights advocates fretted about northern antislavery, just as hardpressed upcountry yeomen complained about the impact of tariff laws passed for the benefit of free state industrialists.

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