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The Failure of Popular Sovereignty: Slavery, Manifest Destiny, and the Radicalization of Southern Politics

Christopher Childers
Format
Book
Published
Lawrence : University Press of Kansas, c2012.
Language
English
Series
American political thought
ISBN
9780700618682 (cloth : alk. paper), 0700618686 (cloth : alk. paper)
Contents
  • A desire for self-government : slavery in the early American territories
  • "Shall the creature govern the creator"? : self-government and the Missouri Compromise
  • "Forgotten principles of their forefathers": retreat from the Missouri Compromise
  • "A fit of convulsions" : the Wilmot Proviso and slavery in the West
  • "Intended to delude the South" : northern Democrats redefine popular sovereignty
  • "Shall the conquered govern the conqueror"? : popular sovereignty in the Mexican cession
  • "A recurrence to first principles" : Kansas-Nebraska and popular sovereignty
  • "Moves on the political chess-board" : southerners redefine popular sovereignty
  • Epilogue : the demise of popular sovereignty and the crisis of the union.
Description
xii, 334 p. : ill., maps ; 24 cm.
Notes
Includes bibliographical references (p. [317]-328) and index.
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