The Slave Power: The Free North and Southern Domination, 1780--1860

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The Slave Power: The Free North and Southern Domination, 1780--1860 - Richards, Leonard L
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From the signing of the Constitution to the eve of the Civil War there persisted the belief that slaveholding southerners held the reins of the American national government and used their power to ensure the extension of slavery. Later termed the Slave Power theory, this idea was no mere figment of a lunatic fringe's imagination. It was, as Leonard L. Richards shows in this innovative reexamination of the Slave Power, endorsed at midcentury by such eminent and circumspect men as Abraham Lincoln, William Henry Seward, ...

The Slave Power: The Free North and Southern Domination, 1780--1860 2000, Louisiana State University Press, Baton Rouge

ISBN-13: 9780807126004

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