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This Vast Southern Empire

This Vast Southern Empire

  • Author: Matthew Karp
  • Publisher: Harvard University Press
  • ISBN: 0674737253
  • Category: History
  • Page: 360
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Most leaders of the U.S. expansion in the years before the Civil War were southern slaveholders. As Matthew Karp shows, they were nationalists, not separatists. When Lincoln’s election broke their grip on foreign policy, these elites formed their own Confederacy not merely to preserve their property but to shape the future of the Atlantic world.

Revolutions across Borders

Revolutions across Borders

Jacksonian America and the Canadian Rebellion

  • Author: Maxime Dagenais,Julien Mauduit
  • Publisher: McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP
  • ISBN: 0773557741
  • Category: History
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Starting in 1837, rebels in Upper and Lower Canada revolted against British rule in an attempt to reform a colonial government that they believed was unjust. While this uprising is often perceived as a small-scale, localized event, Revolutions across Borders demonstrates that the Canadian Rebellion of 1837–38 was a major continental crisis with dramatic transnational consequences. In this groundbreaking study, contributors analyze the extent of the Canadian Rebellion beyond British North America and the turbulent Jacksonian period's influence on rebel leaders and the course of the rebellion. Exploring the rebellion's social and economic dimensions, its impact on American politics, policy-making, and the philosophy of manifest destiny, and the significant changes south of the border that influenced this Canadian uprising, the essays in this volume show just how malleable borderland relations were. Chapters investigate how Americans frustrated with the young republic considered an “alternative republic” in Canada, the new monetary system that the rebels planned to establish, how the rebellion played a major role in Martin Van Buren's defeat in the 1840 presidential election, and how America's changing economic alliances doomed the Canadian Rebellion before it even started. Reevaluating the implications of this transnational conflict, Revolutions across Borders brings new life and understanding to this turning point in the history of North America.

Speech of Mr. Elliott, of South Carolina, Before the Commercial Convention, Held at Knoxville, August 10th, 1857

Speech of Mr. Elliott, of South Carolina, Before the Commercial Convention, Held at Knoxville, August 10th, 1857

On the Fortifying of Port Royal Harbor, S.C., and the Establishment of a Coaling Station for Large Government Steamers

  • Author: William Elliott
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Port Royal (S.C.)
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Coast-to-Coast Empire

Coast-to-Coast Empire

Manifest Destiny and the New Mexico Borderlands

  • Author: William S. Kiser
  • Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press
  • ISBN: 0806162392
  • Category: History
  • Page: 288
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Following Zebulon Pike’s expeditions in the early nineteenth century, U.S. expansionists focused their gaze on the Southwest. Explorers, traders, settlers, boundary adjudicators, railway surveyors, and the U.S. Army crossed into and through New Mexico, transforming it into a battleground for competing influences determined to control the region. Previous histories have treated the Santa Fe trade, the American occupation under Colonel Stephen W. Kearny, the antebellum Indian Wars, debates over slavery, the Pacific Railway, and the Confederate invasion during the Civil War as separate events in New Mexico. In Coast-to-Coast Empire, William S. Kiser demonstrates instead that these developments were interconnected parts of a process by which the United States effected the political, economic, and ideological transformation of the region. New Mexico was an early proving ground for Manifest Destiny, the belief that U.S. possession of the entire North American continent was inevitable. Kiser shows that the federal government’s military commitment to the territory stemmed from its importance to U.S. expansion. Americans wanted California, but in order to retain possession of it and realize its full economic and geopolitical potential, they needed New Mexico as a connecting thoroughfare in their nation-building project. The use of armed force to realize this claim fundamentally altered New Mexico and the Southwest. Soldiers marched into the territory at the onset of the Mexican-American War and occupied it continuously through the 1890s, leaving an indelible imprint on the region’s social, cultural, political, judicial, and economic systems. By focusing on the activities of a standing army in a civilian setting, Kiser reshapes the history of the Southwest, underlining the role of the military not just in obtaining territory but in retaining it.

Journal of the Civil War Era

Journal of the Civil War Era

Summer 2014 Issue

  • Author: William A. Blair
  • Publisher: UNC Press Books
  • ISBN: 1469615983
  • Category: History
  • Page: 203
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The Journal of the Civil War Era Volume 4, Number 2 June 2014 TABLE OF CONTENTS Tom Watson Brown Book Award John Fabian Witt Civil War Historians and the Laws of War Articles Chandra Manning Working for Citizenship in Civil War Contraband Camps Michael F. Conlin The Dangerous Isms and the Fanatical Ists: Antebellum Conservatives in the South and the North Confront the Modernity Conspiracy Nicholas Guyatt "An Impossible Idea?" The Curious Career of Internal Colonization Review Essay John Craig Hammond Slavery, Sovereignty, and Empires: North American Borderlands and the American Civil War, 1660-1860 Book Reviews Books Received Professional Notes Jill Ogline Titus An Unfinished Struggle: Sesquicentennial Interpretations of Slavery and Emancipation

The Fortnightly

The Fortnightly

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On the Roast

On the Roast

  • Author: Doug Nufer
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9780970321237
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 295
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Fiction. Possibly the Northwest's first, full-fledged mock biography of a fictional CEO who created a coffee empire and sipped the soul out of a city. Authored by a twice removed hand, or, the truth laid bare through a series of fictions.

Western Journal of Education

Western Journal of Education

  • Author: Harr Wagner
  • Publisher: N.A
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  • Category: Education
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The Anti-slavery Reporter

The Anti-slavery Reporter

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  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Slavery
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New ser., vols. 3-8 (1855-1860) include the 16th-21st annual reports of the British and Foreign Anti-slavery Society. The 22nd-24th annual reports are appended to v. 9-11 (1861-1863)

The American Monthly Review of Reviews

The American Monthly Review of Reviews

  • Author: Albert Shaw
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Periodicals
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