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The Resource The slaveholding republic : an account of the United States government's relations to slavery, Don E. Fehrenbacher ; completed and edited by Ward M. McAfee

The slaveholding republic : an account of the United States government's relations to slavery, Don E. Fehrenbacher ; completed and edited by Ward M. McAfee

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The slaveholding republic : an account of the United States government's relations to slavery
Title
The slaveholding republic
Title remainder
an account of the United States government's relations to slavery
Statement of responsibility
Don E. Fehrenbacher ; completed and edited by Ward M. McAfee
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Language
eng
Summary
"William Lloyd Garrison argued - and many leading historians have since agreed - that the Constitution of the United States was a proslavery document. Garrison called it 'a covenant with death, and an agreement with hell.' But in The Slaveholding Republic, one of America's most eminent historians, Don E. Fehrenbacher, argues against this claim in a wide-ranging, landmark history that stretches from the Continental Congress to the presidency of Abraham Lincoln. Fehrenbacher ranges from sharp-eyed analyses of the deal-making behind the 'proslavery clauses' of the constitution to colorful accounts of partisan debates in Congress and heated confrontations with Great Britain (for instance, over slaves taken off American ships and freed in British ports). He shows us that the Constitution itself was more or less neutral on the issue of slavery and that, in the antebellum period, the idea that the Constitution protected slavery was hotly debated (many northerners would concede only that slavery was protected by state law, not by federal law). Nevertheless, he also reveals that U.S. policy - whether in foreign courts, on the high seas, in federal territories, or even in the District of Columbia - was consistently proslavery. The book concludes with a brilliant portrait of Lincoln. Fehrenbacher makes clear why Lincoln's election was such a shock to the South and shows how Lincoln's approach to emancipation, which seems exceedingly cautious by modern standards, quickly evolved into a 'Republican revolution' that ended the anomaly of the United States as a 'slaveholding republic.'"--Dust jacket
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
326/.0973
Index
index present
LC call number
E446
LC item number
.F45 2001
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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The slaveholding republic : an account of the United States government's relations to slavery, Don E. Fehrenbacher ; completed and edited by Ward M. McAfee
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [345]-452) and index
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Preface -- Introduction -- Slavery and the founding of the republic -- Slavery in the national capital -- Slavery in American foreign relations -- African slave trade, 1789 to 1842 -- African slave trade, 1842 to 1862 -- Fugitive slave problem to 1850 -- Fugitive slave problem, 1850 to 1864 -- Slavery in the federal territories -- Republican revolution -- Conclusion
Control code
ocm44427242
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xii, 465 p.
Isbn
9780195141771
Lccn
00039197
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)44427242
Label
The slaveholding republic : an account of the United States government's relations to slavery, Don E. Fehrenbacher ; completed and edited by Ward M. McAfee
Link
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [345]-452) 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
Preface -- Introduction -- Slavery and the founding of the republic -- Slavery in the national capital -- Slavery in American foreign relations -- African slave trade, 1789 to 1842 -- African slave trade, 1842 to 1862 -- Fugitive slave problem to 1850 -- Fugitive slave problem, 1850 to 1864 -- Slavery in the federal territories -- Republican revolution -- Conclusion
Control code
ocm44427242
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xii, 465 p.
Isbn
9780195141771
Lccn
00039197
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)44427242

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