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

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

by Christopher Childers
     
 

The first major history of popular sovereignty. Uses popular sovereignty as a lens for viewing the radicalization of southern states' rights politics, demonstrating how this misbegotten offspring of slavery and Manifest Destiny, though intended to assuage passions, instead worsened sectional differences, radicalized southerners, and paved the way for secession.See more details below

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The first major history of popular sovereignty. Uses popular sovereignty as a lens for viewing the radicalization of southern states' rights politics, demonstrating how this misbegotten offspring of slavery and Manifest Destiny, though intended to assuage passions, instead worsened sectional differences, radicalized southerners, and paved the way for secession.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780700618682
Publisher:
University Press of Kansas
Publication date:
10/18/2012
Series:
American Political Thought Series
Pages:
348
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.20(d)

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