Southern Expansionism

This Vast Southern Empire

Submitted by FHMaster on Fri, 01/06/2017 - 14:48

"Most leaders of the U.S. expansion in the years before the Civil War were southern slaveholders. As Matthew Karp shows, they were nationalists, not separatists. When Lincoln’s election broke their grip on foreign policy, these elites formed their own Confederacy not merely to preserve their property but to shape the future of the Atlantic world."