Kennedy, Roger G.

Mr. Jefferson's Lost Cause : Land, Farmers, Slavery, and the Louisiana Purchase - Oxford : Oxford University Press, USA, 2003. - 1 online resource (369 p.) - eBooks on Demand .

Contents; Chronology; PART ONE: The Land and Mr. Jefferson; PART TWO: The Invisible Empire and the Land; PART THREE: Resistance to the Plantation System; Acknowledgments; PART FOUR: Agents of the Master Organism: Assistants to the Plantation System; EPILOGUE; APPENDIX; Notes; Bibliographic Note; Bibliography; Index

Thomas Jefferson advocated a republic of small farmers--free and independent yeomen. And yet as president he presided over a massive expansion of the slaveholding plantation system--particularly with the Louisiana Purchase--squeezing the yeomanry to the fringes and to less desirable farmland. Now Roger Kennedy conducts an eye-opening examination of that gap between Jefferson's stated aspirations and what actually happened. Kennedy reveals how the Louisiana Purchase had a major impact on land use and the growth of slavery. He examines the great financial interests (such as the powerful land com

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Family farms.
Jefferson, Thomas.
Land settlement.
Louisiana Purchase.
Plantation owners.
Slavery.


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