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Circulating the Nation: David Walker, the Missouri Compromise, and the Appeals of Black Literary Nationalism

Robert S. Levine

in Dislocating Race & Nation: Episodes in Nineteenth-Century American Literary Nationalism

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807832264
eISBN:
9781469605654
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807887882_levine.6
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

This chapter argues that the debates on the Missouri Compromise were crucial to the development of African American literary nationalism during the 1820s and 1830s because they had a pronounced ... More


Commencement Exercises: The Missouri Crisis

Matthew Mason

in Slavery and Politics in the Early American Republic

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780807830499
eISBN:
9781469606101
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807876633_mason.12
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter examines the Missouri debates of 1819–1821 and their impact on American politics. It shows how the Missouri Crisis, which pitted the pro-slavery and anti-slavery factions in Congress, ... More


Slavery and Union

WILLIAM DUSINBERRE

in Slavemaster President: The Double Career of James Polk

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780195326031
eISBN:
9780199868308
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195326031.003.0013
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

Polk's purpose in securing the speedy annexation of Texas had been to expand plantation slavery into that vast domain. But this was not his aim in provoking war with Mexico; instead, Polk's principal ... More


Scott v. Sanford

Lackland H. Bloom

in Do Great Cases Make Bad Law?

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199765881
eISBN:
9780199366903
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199765881.003.0005
Subject:
Law, Legal History

Scott v Sanford, the Dred Scott case, is unquestionably the most infamous case ever decided by the Supreme Court. This chapter provides a detailed account of the historical circumstances leading to ... More


Dislocating Race & Nation: Episodes in Nineteenth-Century American Literary Nationalism

Robert S. Levine

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807832264
eISBN:
9781469605654
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807887882_levine
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

American literary nationalism is traditionally understood as a cohesive literary tradition developed in the newly independent United States that emphasized the unique features of America and ... More


The Slippery Slope

in The Constitution in Congress: Descent into the Maelstrom, 1829-1861

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226129167
eISBN:
9780226131160
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226131160.003.0009
Subject:
Law, Legal History

Popular conventions in Mississippi and Georgia rejected secession and agreed to respect the new compromise, and Mississippi went so far as to deny the right to secede. The Kansas–Nebraska Act ... More


Mr. Clay's Compromise

in The Constitution in Congress: Descent into the Maelstrom, 1829-1861

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226129167
eISBN:
9780226131160
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226131160.003.0008
Subject:
Law, Legal History

Southern politicians openly threatened secession on the floor of Congress, and the Mississippi legislature had called for a convention of Southern states to meet in Nashville to discuss ways of ... More


The State of the Country and the Church

Paul C. Gutjahr

in Charles Hodge: Guardian of American Orthodoxy

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199740420
eISBN:
9780199894703
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199740420.003.0049
Subject:
Religion, Church History

Chapter forty-nine examines Hodge’s early engagement in the events surround the beginning of the Civil War. Hodge was strongly pro-Union, and wrote early about the need to keep the Union intact. In ... More


Lincoln, Douglas, and Popular Sovereignty: The Mormon Dimension

John Y. Simon, Harold Holzer, and Dawn Vogel

in Lincoln Revisited: New Insights from the Lincoln Forum

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780823227365
eISBN:
9780823240869
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823227365.003.0003
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

The famed 1858 debates between Abraham Lincoln and Stephen A. Douglas centered on Douglas's strident defense of popular sovereignty. Douglas defended the right of citizens of Kansas Territory to vote ... More


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