Storm over Texas : the annexation controversy and the road to Civil War / Joel H. Silbey.
By: Silbey, Joel H.Material type: TextSeries: Pivotal moments in American history: Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 2005Description: xx, 230 p. : ill., 1 map ; 24 cm.ISBN: 9780195139440 (acid-free paper); 0195139445 (acid-free paper); 9780195315929 (pbk.); 0195315928 (pbk.).Subject(s): Texas -- Annexation to the United States | Texas -- History -- Republic, 1836-1846 | United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Causes | United States -- Politics and government -- 1841-1845 | United States -- Politics and government -- 1845-1861Additional physical formats: Online version:: Storm over Texas.; Online version:: Storm over Texas.DDC classification: 976.4/04
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 209-213) and index.
Editor's note -- Preface -- Prologue : The Joint Resolution for Annexing Texas to the United States is finally passed -- Goin' to Texas : Texas in the American imagination and politics, 1821-1841 -- And Tyler too -- We cannot carry Virginia for you : political earthquake, 1843-1844 -- Texas will be annexed -- Prolific of evil and pregnant with bloody fruit -- Neither slavery nor involuntary servitude -- Their heinous sin : the long shadow of Texas -- Conclusion : An element of overwhelming ruin to the republic -- Bibliographic essay.
An account of a crucial turning point in American history along the road to the Civil War reveals how partisan differences were transformed into a North-v.-South antagonism that caused the momentum toward the Civil War to go into high gear.