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Johnson, Walter, 1967-
River of dark dreams : slavery and empire in the cotton kingdom / Walter Johnson
Alternate Title Slavery and empire in the cotton kingdom
Production, publication, distribution, manufacture, copyright Cambridge, Massachusetts : Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, c2013
book jacket
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 3rd Floor  E449 .J695 2013    AVAILABLE
Subject(s) Slavery -- Mississippi River Valley -- History -- 19th century
Cotton growing -- Mississippi River Valley -- History -- 19th century
Slavery -- Economic aspects -- Mississippi River Valley -- History -- 19th century
Capitalism -- Mississippi River Valley -- History -- 19th century
Social change -- Mississippi River Valley -- History -- 19th century
Subject Mississippi River Valley -- Race relations -- History -- 19th century
Mississippi River Valley -- Commerce -- History -- 19th century
United States -- Territorial expansion -- History -- 19th century
Subject(s) Imperialism -- History -- 19th century
Slave trade -- History -- 19th century
Physical Description 526 pages, [24] pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 423-508) and index
Contents Preface: Boom : The Mississippi Valley in the Time of Cotton -- Jeffersonian Visions and Nightmares in Louisiana -- The Panic of 1835 -- The Steamboat Sublime -- Limits to Capital -- Race, Anxiety, and Escape on the Antebellum Mississippi -- Dominion -- "The Empire of the White Man's Will" -- The Carceral Landscape -- The Mississippi Valley in the Time of Cotton -- Capital, Cotton, and Free Trade -- Tales of Mississippian Empire -- The Material Limits of "Manifest Destiny" -- The Grey-eyed Man of Destiny -- The Ignominious Effort to Re-Open the Atlantic Slave Trade

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