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Slavery and the Democratic Conscience : Political Life in Jeffersonian America, Padraig Riley

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Slavery and the Democratic Conscience : Political Life in Jeffersonian America
Title
Slavery and the Democratic Conscience
Title remainder
Political Life in Jeffersonian America
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Padraig Riley
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Language
eng
Summary
"Democracy and slavery collided in the early American republic, nowhere more so than in the Democratic-Republican party, the political coalition that elected Thomas Jefferson president in 1800 and governed the United States into the 1820s. Joining southern slaveholders and northern advocates of democracy, the coalition facilitated a dramatic expansion of American slavery and generated ideological conflict over slaveholder power in national politics. Slavery was not an exception to the rise of American democracy, Padraig Riley argues, but was instead central to the formation of democratic institutions and ideals. Slavery and the Democratic Conscience explains how northern men both confronted and accommodated slavery as they joined the Democratic-Republican cause. Although many northern Jeffersonians opposed slavery, they helped build a complex political movement that defended the rights of white men to self-government, American citizenship, and equality and protected the master's right to enslave. Dissenters challenged this consensus, but they faced significant obstacles. Slaveholders resisted interference with slavery, while committed Jeffersonians built an aggressive American nationalism, consolidating an ideological accord between white freedom and slaveholder power. By the onset of the Missouri Crisis in 1819, democracy itself had become an obstacle to antislavery politics, insofar as it bound together northern aspirations for freedom and the institutional power of slavery. That fundamental compromise had a deep influence on democratic political culture in the United States for decades to come"--Publisher's website
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Riley, Padraig
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
E446
LC item number
.R55 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Early American studies
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  • Slavery
  • Republican Party (U.S. : 1792-1828)
  • Federal Party (U.S.)
  • Political parties
  • United States
  • United States
  • United States
  • Jefferson, Thomas
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Slavery and the Democratic Conscience : Political Life in Jeffersonian America, Padraig Riley
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: north of Jefferson -- The emancipation of New England -- Philadelphia, crossroads of democracy -- Jeffersonians go to Washington -- The idea of a northern party -- Republican nation: the War of 1812 -- Democracy in crisis -- Conclusion: democracy, race, nation
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
319 p.
Isbn
9780812247497
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2015017224
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illus.
System control number
(OCoLC)909777023
Label
Slavery and the Democratic Conscience : Political Life in Jeffersonian America, Padraig Riley
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: north of Jefferson -- The emancipation of New England -- Philadelphia, crossroads of democracy -- Jeffersonians go to Washington -- The idea of a northern party -- Republican nation: the War of 1812 -- Democracy in crisis -- Conclusion: democracy, race, nation
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
319 p.
Isbn
9780812247497
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2015017224
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illus.
System control number
(OCoLC)909777023

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