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Synopsis: While slavery is often at the heart of debates over the causes of the Civil War, historians are not agreed on precisely what aspect of slavery--with its various social, economic, political, cultural, and moral ramifications--gave rise to the sectional rift. In Calculating the Value of the Union, James Huston integrates economic, social, and political history to argue that the issue of property rights as it pertained to slavery was at the center of the Civil War.
In the early years of the nineteenth century, southern slaveholders sought a national definition of property rights that would recognize and protect their ownership of slaves. Northern interests, on the other hand, opposed any national interpretation of property rights because of the threat slavery posed to the northern free labor market, particularly if allowed to spread to western territories. This impasse sparked a process of political realignment that culminated in the creation of the Republican Party, ultimately leading to the secession crisis.
Deeply researched and carefully written, this study rebuts recent trends in antebellum historiography and persuasively argues for a fundamentally economic interpretation of the slavery issue and the coming of the Civil War.
"Readers will appreciate this book's exhaustive treatment of the role that property rights played in the demise of the Second Party System and the coming of the Civil War."-- American Historical Review
Title: Calculating the Value of the Union: Slavery,...
Publisher: The University of North Carolina Press
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Book Description The University of North Carolina, 2003. Hardcover. Condition: Good. No highlighting. Binding tight with dustjacket. Minor wear. Seller Inventory # mon0000143794
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Book Description The University of North Carolina Press, Chapel Hill, 2003. First Edition. Hardcover in jacket, good with some marginal ink markings in text. Seller Inventory # 026547
Book Description The University of North Carolina Press 2003-11-17, 2003. Hardcover. Condition: good. 0807828041. Seller Inventory # 569102
Book Description The University of North Carolina Press, Chapel Hill, NC, 2003. Hardcover. Condition: Near Fine. Near Fine hardcover with Very Good+ dust jacket. Light shelfwear to dust jacket includes rubbing, bumping to edges. Boards are clean. Pages and text are clean and bright. Overall a bright and attractive copy. 394 pp. Seller Inventory # 2036750
Book Description University of North Carolina, 2003. Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. xvii, 394 pp. The author presents ".a fresh interpretation of the causes of America's Civil War." Small scribble on top edge, preface & chapter 1 have some pencil underlining, otherwise clean & bright. DJ has some very light shelfwear. Seller Inventory # 010678
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