The South and the Politics of Slavery, 1828--1856

The South and the Politics of Slavery Reporting on attitudes and reactions in each of the eleven states that were to form the Confederacy William Cooper traces and analyzes the history of southern politics from the formation of the Democ

  • Title: The South and the Politics of Slavery, 1828--1856
  • Author: William J. Cooper Jr.
  • ISBN: 9780807107751
  • Page: 310
  • Format: Paperback
  • Reporting on attitudes and reactions in each of the eleven states that were to form the Confederacy, William Cooper traces and analyzes the history of southern politics from the formation of the Democratic party in the late 1820s to the cessation of the Deocratic Whig struggle in the 1850s He bases his study on extensive research of regional political manuscripts and newsReporting on attitudes and reactions in each of the eleven states that were to form the Confederacy, William Cooper traces and analyzes the history of southern politics from the formation of the Democratic party in the late 1820s to the cessation of the Deocratic Whig struggle in the 1850s He bases his study on extensive research of regional political manuscripts and newspapers.

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    About “William J. Cooper Jr.

    • William J. Cooper Jr.

      WILLIAM J COOPER, JR is Boyd Professor of History at Louisiana State University and a past president of the Southern Historical Association He was born in Kingstree, South Carolina, and received his AB from Princeton and his PhD from the Johns Hopkins University He has been a member of the LSU faculty since 1980 and is the author of The Conservative Regime South Carolina, 1877 1890 The South and the Politics of Slavery, 1816 1856 Liberty and Slavery Southern Politics to 1860 Jefferson Davis, American and coauthor of The American South A History He lives in Baton Rouge.

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    • Like Tip O'Neil, Cooper asserts that politics is local. Democrats are often characterized as the party that protected slavery. In the South, the Whigs championed slavery "rights" as much as Democrats. Politics was more sectional in antebellum American than party-driven.


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