Democracy and Slavery in Frontier Illinois: The Bottomland Republic

Title

Democracy and Slavery in Frontier Illinois: The Bottomland Republic

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Description

Democracy and Slavery in Frontier Illinois reveals the paradoxes within the quest for a democracy that also fostered slavery. Placing early Illinois politics in the context of the national politics of the Jacksonian era, it will appeal to readers interested in the political development of the early republic and the midwestern frontier, the roles of race and class in constructing political identity, and the nature of liberal democracy in nineteenth-century America. Content Provided by Syndetics.

ISBN

087580263X

Publication Date

Summer 8-11-2000

Publisher

Northern Illinois University Press

City

DeKalb, Ill.

Keywords

Slavery, Illinois, 19th century social classes, politics and government, race identity

Disciplines

History | Political Science