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Kansas

Alice Elizabeth Malavasic

in The F Street Mess: How Southern Senators Rewrote the Kansas-Nebraska Act

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781469635521
eISBN:
9781469635538
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469635521.003.0007
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

This chapter discusses the internecine warfare that erupts in Kansas after the passage of the Kansas-Nebraska Act known as Bleeding Kansas. It focuses David Rice Atchison’s leadership of proslavery ... More


Nebraska

Alice Elizabeth Malavasic

in The F Street Mess: How Southern Senators Rewrote the Kansas-Nebraska Act

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781469635521
eISBN:
9781469635538
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469635521.003.0004
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

This chapter discusses the discovery of the South Pass through the Rocky Mountains and its impact on western expansion. It also looks at the growing sectional divisions over slavery’s expansion, the ... More


Senatorial Junta

Alice Elizabeth Malavasic

in The F Street Mess: How Southern Senators Rewrote the Kansas-Nebraska Act

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781469635521
eISBN:
9781469635538
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469635521.003.0005
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

This chapter examines the institutional power of the F Street Mess during the 33rd Congress including their influence over President Franklin Pierce and Stephen Douglas, the author of the proposed ... More


Heirs of Calhoun

Alice Elizabeth Malavasic

in The F Street Mess: How Southern Senators Rewrote the Kansas-Nebraska Act

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781469635521
eISBN:
9781469635538
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469635521.003.0003
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

This chapter begins with biographical sketches of David Rice Atchison of Missouri and Andrew Pickens Butler of South Carolina. The chapter also discusses the elections of Atchison, Butler, Hunter and ... More


Epilogue

Alice Elizabeth Malavasic

in The F Street Mess: How Southern Senators Rewrote the Kansas-Nebraska Act

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781469635521
eISBN:
9781469635538
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469635521.003.0009
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

The epilogue looks are the roles played by Atchison, Hunter, and Mason during the Civil War and their post war lives. Only Hunter endeavoured to return to public life after the war but was ... More


We Must Settle This Question

Alice Elizabeth Malavasic

in The F Street Mess: How Southern Senators Rewrote the Kansas-Nebraska Act

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781469635521
eISBN:
9781469635538
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469635521.003.0008
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

This chapter discusses the continued political consequences of the Kansas-Nebraska Act as the disintegration of the F Street Mess becomes a metaphor for the disintegration of the country. In 1860 ... More


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