Calculating the Value of the Union

Calculating the Value of the Union

Slavery, Property Rights, and the Economic Origins of the Civil War

eBook - 2003
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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.
Publisher: Chapel Hill ;, London :, The University of North Carolina Press,, [2003]
Copyright Date: ©2003
ISBN: 9780807861684
Characteristics: 1 online resource (xvii, 394 pages) : illustrations


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