Storm over Texas : The Annexation Controversy and the Road to Civil War
By: Silbey, Joel H.Material type: TextSeries: eBooks on Demand.Pivotal Moments in American History: Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, USA, 2005Description: 1 online resource (253 p.).ISBN: 9780198031925.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 -- 1845-1861Genre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Storm over Texas : The Annexation Controversy and the Road to Civil WarDDC classification: 976.4/04 | 976.404 Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
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CONTENTS; EDITOR'S NOTE; PREFACE; PROLOGUE: ""The Joint Resolution 'For Annexing Texas to the United States' Is Finally Passed""; 1 ""GOIN' TO TEXAS"": Texas in the American Imagination and Politics, 1821-1841; 2 ""AND TYLER TOO""; 3 ""WE CANNOT CARRY VIRGINIA FOR YOU"": Political Earthquake, 1843-1844; 4 ""TEXAS WILL BE ANNEXED""; 5 ""PROLIFIC OF EVIL AND PREGNANT WITH BLOODY FRUIT""; 6 ""NEITHER SLAVERY NOR INVOLUNTARY SERVITUDE""; 7 ""THEIR HEINOUS SIN"": The Long Shadow of Texas; 8 CONCLUSION: ""An Element of Overwhelming Ruin to the Republic""; Notes; Bibliographic Essay; Acknowledgments
In the Spring of 1844, a fiery political conflict erupted over the admission of Texas into the Union, a hard-fought and bitter controversy that profoundly changed the course of American history. Indeed, as Joel Silbey argues in Storm Over Texas, the battle over Texas marked the crucial moment when partisan differences were transformed into a North-vs-South antagonism, and the momentum towards Civil War leaped into high gear. One of America's renowned political historians, Silbey offers a swiftly paced and compelling narrative of the Texas imbroglio, with an exceptional cast of characters, incl
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