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A significant other to the Civil warfare and Reconstruction КНИГИ ;ВОЕННАЯ ИСТОРИЯ Издательство: Blackwell Publishing LtdСерия: Blackwell partners to American HistoryАвтор(ы): Lacy okay. FordЯзык: EnglishГод издания: 2005Количество страниц: 531ISBN: 0–631–21551Формат: pdf (e-book)Размер: 1,93 mbA significant other to the Civil warfare and Reconstruction is a unprecedented number of 26 essays at the most vital issues and issues of the yank Civil battle and Reconstruction. those unique essays by way of best students within the box are prepared into 3 components reflecting 3 significant classes of the battle and its aftermath: »Sectional clash and the arrival of the Civil War,« »The Civil battle and American Society,« and »Reconstruction and the hot Nation.« every one essay is an interpretive precis of the most important literature within the box and locations the subject in its historic context. members contain bibliographies and recommend destiny instructions for historiography. This better half offers a helpful consultant to Civil conflict and Reconstruction historical past. RAPIDили IFOLDER zero

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Certainly, a Federalist victory would have left Atlantic diplomacy in the staunchly anticolonial hands of young John Quincy Adams and William Vans Murray, both of whom were deeply sympathetic to Louverture. The younger Adams hoped to “protect [Haitian] independence” with the American and British navies, while “leaving them as to their government totally to themselves” (Egerton 2002: 323). The single term of John Adams also coincided with the passage of a gradual Emancipation Act in the important state of New York.

According to John Chester Miller, when the Marquis de Lafayette heard Jefferson explain how spreading slavery across the frontier would 34 douglas r. egerton hasten its extinction, he sadly concluded that his old friend had fallen “victim to a grand illusion” (1977: 239). Jefferson, unhappily, was hardly alone in defending this latest rationalization for state and federal inactivity regarding slavery. Worse yet, having twisted themselves into the position that the good of the republic demanded the spread of slavery into Missouri, southern politicians found that it was but a short step to the next, and sadly logical proposition: that it was in fact a good thing for slavery to be there.

If “diffusion over a greater surface would make [slaves] individually happier,” to use Jefferson’s words, why bother to eliminate this allegedly benign institution at all (Ellis 1998: 268)? For many scholars, Madison’s support for this dubious proposition is particularly troubling. As Drew R. McCoy put it in his thoughtful The Last of the Fathers, if Madison “truly deplored slavery,” why did he not at least advocate its geographical restriction, “especially since he had done so earlier in his career” (1989: 266)?

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