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This Vast Southern Empire: Slaveholders at the Helm of American Foreign Policy
by Matthew Karp
Harvard University Press, 2016
Cloth: 978-0-674-73725-9 | eISBN: 978-0-674-97381-7
Library of Congress Classification E183.7.K345 2016
Dewey Decimal Classification 306.362097309033

ABOUT THIS BOOK | TOC
ABOUT THIS BOOK
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.

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