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Slavemaster president : the double career of James Polk, William Dusinberre

Label
Slavemaster president : the double career of James Polk
Title
Slavemaster president
Title remainder
the double career of James Polk
Statement of responsibility
William Dusinberre
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
James K. Polk held the office of President from 1845 to 1849, a period when the expansion of slavery into the territories emerged as a pressing question in American politics. During his presidency, the slave period of Texas was annexed and the future of slavery in the Mexican Cession was debated. Polk also owned a substantial cotton plantation in northern Mississippi and 54 slaves. He was an absentee master who had a string of overseers or agents manage his plantation and did not visit his estate while he was in the White House. In this book, William Dusinberre reconstructs the world of Polk's estate and the lives of his slaves, and analyzes how Polk's experience as a slavemaster conditioned his stance towards slavery-related issues. Dusinberre argues that Polk's policies helped precipitate the civil war he had sought to avert
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1930-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Dusinberre, William
Dewey number
  • 973.6/1/092
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
E417
LC item number
.D87 2003
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Polk, James K.
  • Polk, James K.
  • Polk, James K.
  • Polk, James K
  • Polk, James K
  • Presidents
  • Plantation owners
  • Plantation owners
  • Slavery
  • Slavery
  • Plantation owners
  • Presidents
  • Relations with slaves
  • Slavery
  • Mississippi
  • Tennessee
  • United States
  • Slavernij
  • Plantages
  • Presidentschap
  • Amerikaanse burgeroorlog
Label
Slavemaster president : the double career of James Polk, William Dusinberre
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Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 245-252) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
A market for labor power -- Flight (I) Tennessee -- Flight (II) the Mississippi planation -- Profit -- The nature of the regime -- The spirit of governance -- Births and deaths -- Family and community -- Privileges -- Polk's early response to the antislavery movement -- Texas and the Mexican War -- Slavery and Union -- Alternatives
Control code
ocm50064690
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xiv, 258 pages
Isbn
9780195157352
Lccn
2002074852
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o50064690
  • (OCoLC)50064690
Label
Slavemaster president : the double career of James Polk, William Dusinberre
Link
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 245-252) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
A market for labor power -- Flight (I) Tennessee -- Flight (II) the Mississippi planation -- Profit -- The nature of the regime -- The spirit of governance -- Births and deaths -- Family and community -- Privileges -- Polk's early response to the antislavery movement -- Texas and the Mexican War -- Slavery and Union -- Alternatives
Control code
ocm50064690
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xiv, 258 pages
Isbn
9780195157352
Lccn
2002074852
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o50064690
  • (OCoLC)50064690

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