ISBN-10:
0807859230
ISBN-13:
2900807859239
Pub. Date:
09/01/2008
Publisher:
The University of North Carolina Press
Slavery and Politics in the Early American Republic / Edition 1

Slavery and Politics in the Early American Republic / Edition 1

by Matthew Mason

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ISBN-13: 2900807859239
Publisher: The University of North Carolina Press
Publication date: 09/01/2008
Edition description: 1
Pages: 352
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 1.25(h) x 9.00(d)

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Matthew Mason is assistant professor of history at Brigham Young University. He is coeditor of The History of the Life and Adventures of Mr. Anderson, by Edward Kimber.

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Mason's particular contribution is to argue, persuasively, that during the decade or so preceding the Missouri crisis, politicians and clergymen from every region developed and refined their views of slavery and public policy—laying the foundation for the incandescent conflicts of 1820 and 1821 and foreshadowing the full-blown sectional polemics of the 1840s and 1950s. . . . His analysis of the pervasiveness and complexities of slavery debates is fresh and reveals the nuances of partisan manipulation and belief.—Journal of Interdisciplinary History



Elegantly written . . . benefit[s] from copious research.—New England Quarterly



This well-crafted monograph . . . revises our understanding of the early national debates over slavery. . . . Scholars of slavery and early national politics will want to read Mason's work.—Journal of Southern History



[Slavery and Politics in the Early American Republic] fills a gap in our understanding of the political development of slavery. Its arguments are well supported with lively anecdotes and persuasive evidence. . . . This valuable book should nonetheless attract a wide and diverse readership.—Journal of Illinois History



Extensive and persuasive. . . . Adds rich and valuable texture to our understanding of early national politics and the Missouri Crisis.—William and Mary Quarterly



After reading this interesting book, few historians can deny that slavery was an important, indeed integral, component of the politics of the early American republic.—Civil War History

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