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The Resource Slavery on the periphery : the Kansas-Missouri border in the antebellum and Civil War eras, Kristen Epps

Slavery on the periphery : the Kansas-Missouri border in the antebellum and Civil War eras, Kristen Epps

Label
Slavery on the periphery : the Kansas-Missouri border in the antebellum and Civil War eras
Title
Slavery on the periphery
Title remainder
the Kansas-Missouri border in the antebellum and Civil War eras
Statement of responsibility
Kristen Epps
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Slavery on the Periphery focuses on nineteen counties on the Kansas-Missouri border, tracing slavery's rise and fall from the earliest years of American settlement through the Civil War along this critical geographical, political, and social fault line. Kristen Epps explores slavery's emergence from an upper South slaveholding culture and its development into a small-scale system characterized by slaves' diverse forms of employment, close contact between slaves and slaveholders, a robust hiring market, and the prevalence of abroad marriages. She demonstrates that space and place mattered to enslaved men and women most clearly because slave mobility provided a means of resistance to the strictures of daily life. Mobility was a medium for both negotiation and confrontation between slaves and slaveholders, and the ongoing political conflict between proslavery supporters and antislavery proponents opened new doors for such resistance. Slavery's expansion on the Kansas-Missouri border was no mere intellectual debate within the halls of Congress. Its horrors had become a visible presence in a region so torn by bloody conflict that it captivated the nineteenth-century American public. Foregrounding African Americans' place in the border narrative illustrates how slavery's presence set the stage for the Civil War and emancipation here, as it did elsewhere in the United States
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Cataloging source
YDX
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Epps, Kristen
Dewey number
306.3/6209781
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
E445.K16
LC item number
E67 2018
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Early American places
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Slavery
  • Slavery
  • Kansas
  • Missouri
  • Boundaries
  • Slavery
  • Kansas
  • Missouri
Label
Slavery on the periphery : the Kansas-Missouri border in the antebellum and Civil War eras, Kristen Epps
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 232-258) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Westward ho! Southern settlement on the frontier, 1820-1840 -- Becoming little Dixie : the creation of a western slave society, 1840-1854 -- Contested ground : the enslaved experience during bleeding Kansas, 1854-1857 -- The tide turns : the demise of slavery on the border, 1857-1861 -- Entering the promised land : the Black experience in the Civil War years, 1861-1865 -- Epilogue
Control code
on1030905787
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
Paperback edition.
Extent
xv, 265 pages
Isbn
9780820354781
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)1030905787
Label
Slavery on the periphery : the Kansas-Missouri border in the antebellum and Civil War eras, Kristen Epps
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 232-258) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Westward ho! Southern settlement on the frontier, 1820-1840 -- Becoming little Dixie : the creation of a western slave society, 1840-1854 -- Contested ground : the enslaved experience during bleeding Kansas, 1854-1857 -- The tide turns : the demise of slavery on the border, 1857-1861 -- Entering the promised land : the Black experience in the Civil War years, 1861-1865 -- Epilogue
Control code
on1030905787
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
Paperback edition.
Extent
xv, 265 pages
Isbn
9780820354781
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)1030905787

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