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Storm over Texas : the annexation controversy and the road to Civil War / Joel H. Silbey.

By: Silbey, Joel H.
Material type: TextTextSeries: 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
Contents:
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.
Summary: 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.
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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.

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Joel H. Silbey is President White Professor of History at Cornell University. One of the leading historians of American politics in the decades before the Civil War, he is the author of Respectable Minority: The Democratic Party in the Civil War Era, The Partisan Imperative: The Dynamics ofAmerican Politics Before the Civil War, and Martin Van Buren and the Emergence of American Popular Politics. He is the Harmsworth Professor at Oxford University for 2004-2005.

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