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Title:
Politics and power in a slave society : Alabama, 1800-1860
Author:
Thornton, J. Mills, 1943-
Personal Author:
Publication Information:
Baton Rouge : Louisiana State University Press, [1978]

©1978
Physical Description:
xxiv, 492 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
General Note:
Includes index.
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780807102596
Format :
Book

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Central Library JK4525 1977 .T48 Adult Non-Fiction Central Closed Stacks-Non circulating
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Summary

By exploring antebellum politics in Alabama, Thornton explains the conditions of the hidden alliance between slavery and Jacksonian ideology that made secession possible. Supported with maps, charts, and voting records, Politics and Power argues that slavery, contrary to our conventional wisdom, was not an un-American institution. White Alabamians, valuing personal freedom and political equality, came to believe that their independence was predicated on the preservation of black slavery.


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