West of slavery : the Southern dream of a transcontinental empire /
"When American slaveholders looked west in the mid-nineteenth century, they saw an empire unfolding before them. They pursued that vision through war, diplomacy, political patronage, and perhaps most effectively, the power of migration. By the eve of the Civil War, slaveholders and their allies...
Chapel Hill :
The University of North Carolina Press,
|Series:||David J. Weber series in the new borderlands history.