Slavemaster President : The Double Career of James Polk
By: Dusinberre, William.Material type: TextSeries: eBooks on Demand.Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 2003Description: 1 online resource (273 p.).ISBN: 9781602569393.Subject(s): Plantation owners | Polk, James K | Presidents | Presidents - United States - Biography | SlaveryGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Slavemaster President : The Double Career of James PolkDDC classification: 973.61092B LOC classification: E417.D87 2003Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
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Contents; The Polk Family Tree; Some Polk Slaves; INTRODUCTION; 1 A Market for Labor Power; 2 Flight (I) Tennessee; 3 Flight (II) The Mississippi Plantation; 4 Profit; 5 The Nature of the Regime; 6 The Spirit of Governance; 7 Births and Deaths; 8 Family and Community; 9 Privileges; 10 Polk's Early Response to the Antislavery Movement; 11 Texas and the Mexican War; 13 Alternatives; 12 Slavery and Union; EPILOGUE: Slavery and the Civil War; Appendixes; Notes; Select Bibliography; Index
James Polk was US president from 1845-49, when slavery began to dominate its politics. He also owned a substantial plantation in Mississippi and 54 slaves. This book reconstructs the world of his estate and lives of his slaves, analysing how this affected his stance on slavery issues.
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