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Slavery, Race, and Conquest in the Tropics Lincoln, Douglas, and the Future of Latin America

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ISBN-10: 0521763835

ISBN-13: 9780521763837

Edition: 2013

Authors: Robert E. May

List price: $119.95
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Slavery, Race, and Conquest in the Tropics challenges the way historians interpret the causes of the American Civil War. Using Abraham Lincoln and Stephen Douglas's famed rivalry as a prism, Robert E. May shows that when Lincoln and fellow Republicans opposed slavery in the West, they did so partly from evidence that slaveholders, with Douglas's assistance, planned to follow up successes in Kansas by bringing Cuba, Mexico, and Central America into the Union as slave states. A skeptic about "Manifest Destiny," Lincoln opposed the war with Mexico, condemned Americans invading Latin America, and warned that Douglas's "popular sovereignty" doctrine would unleash U.S. slaveholders throughout…    
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Book details

List price: $119.95
Copyright year: 2013
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 10/7/2013
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 310
Size: 5.98" wide x 9.09" long x 0.91" tall
Weight: 1.386
Language: English