Senator Benton and the People: Master Race Democracy on the Early American Frontier

Senator Benton and the People: Master Race Democracy on the Early American Frontier

by Ken S. Mueller

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ISBN-13: 9780875807003
Publisher: Northern Illinois University Press
Publication date: 04/01/2014
Edition description: 1
Pages: 328
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Ken S. Mueller received his PhD in history from Saint Louis University and is associate professor and program chair of general studies, history, political science, and geography at Ivy Tech Community College in Lafayette, Indiana.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments ix

Introduction 1

1 Honor and Country: Bloody Island 14

2 The Transformation of Frontier Missouri: Frontiers of Inclusion, Frontiers of Exclusion 54

3 The Triumph of Master Race Democracy: The Racialization of American Politics 95

4 "The Land Belongs to the People": Public Lands, States' Rights, and the "Indian Problem" 135

5 Old Bullion and the Borderlands: Mexican Dollars 177

6 The Destiny of the Races: The Free Soil Schism 226

Notes 261

Bibliography 293

Index 307

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