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    • This Vast Southern Empire

    • Slaveholders at the Helm of American Foreign Policy
    • By: Matthew Karp
    • Narrated by: Tom Zingarelli
    • Length: 10 hrs and 30 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 41
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 38

    For proslavery leaders like John C. Calhoun and Jefferson Davis, the 19th-century world was torn between two hostile forces: a rising movement against bondage and an Atlantic plantation system that was larger and more productive than ever before. In this great struggle, Southern statesmen saw the United States as slavery's most powerful champion. Overcoming traditional qualms about a strong central government, slaveholding leaders harnessed the power of the state to defend slavery abroad.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent Listen

    • By NCmom on 09-03-17

    Regular price: $31.49