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The Failure of Popular Sovereignty: Slavery, Manifest Destiny, and the Radicalization of Southern Politics (American Political Thought)

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As the expanding United States grappled with the question of how to determine the boundaries of slavery, politicians proposed popular sovereignty as a means of entrusting the issue to citizens of new territories. Christopher Childers now uses popular sovereignty as a lens for viewing the radicalization of southern states’ rights politics, demonstrating how this misbegotten ...more
Hardcover, 348 pages
Published November 8th 2012 by University Press of Kansas (first published November 1st 2012)
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