Mr. Jefferson's Lost Cause : Land, Farmers, Slavery, and the Louisiana Purchase
By: Kennedy, Roger G.Material type: TextSeries: eBooks on Demand.Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, USA, 2003Description: 1 online resource (369 p.).ISBN: 9780198034988.Subject(s): Family farms | Jefferson, Thomas | Land settlement | Louisiana Purchase | Plantation owners | SlaveryGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Mr. Jefferson's Lost Cause : Land, Farmers, Slavery, and the Louisiana PurchaseDDC classification: 973.46 | 973.46092 Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
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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