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Flush Times and Fever Dreams A Story of Capitalism and Slavery in the Age of Jackson

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ISBN-10: 0820346810

ISBN-13: 9780820346816

Edition: 2012

Authors: Joshua D. Rothman

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In 1834 Virgil Stewart rode from western Tennessee to a territory known as the "Arkansas morass" in pursuit of John Murrell, a thief accused of stealing two slaves. Stewart's adventure led to a sensational trial and a wildly popular published account that would ultimately help trigger widespread violence during the summer of 1835, when five men accused of being professional gamblers were hanged in Vicksburg, nearly a score of others implicated with a gang of supposed slave thieves were executed in plantation districts, and even those who tried to stop the bloodshed found themselves targeted as dangerous and subversive. Using Stewart's story as his point of entry, Joshua D. Rothman details…    
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Book details

List price: $24.95
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: University of Georgia Press
Publication date: 5/1/2014
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 440
Size: 5.50" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.320
Language: English