416 pp., 6.125 x 9.25, notes, bibl., index
Paperback ISBN: 978-0-8078-4796-1
Published: August 1999
eBook ISBN: 978-0-8078-6432-6
Published: November 2000
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Michael A. Morrison, coeditor of the Journal of the Early Republic, is associate professor of history at Purdue University.
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"A strong book that is thoroughly and copiously documented. . . . Slavery and the American West brings a range of fresh insights that will help historians rethink the conceptual framework of antebellum politics."--Kansas History
"A thoroughly researched, carefully reasoned account of antebellum politics. . . . This book is an intellectual tour de force."--North Carolina Historical Review
"This book is a masterpiece. . . . No historian who pretends to understand the sixteen-year countdown to Civil War will be able to ignore it."--Civil War History