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By Peter Kastor

ISBN-10: 0872899209

ISBN-13: 9780872899209

How do you govern humans in a international land? How do you govern whilst the folks problem the govt imposed upon them? How do you reply to that resistance if you are devoted to making new freedoms for the folk? In America's fight with Empire, historian Peter Kastor has conscientiously compiled and edited a different record assortment that explores how american citizens have addressed those advanced matters through the years. Drawing from quite a lot of basic resources, this attention-grabbing new reference brings exceptional concentration to the heritage of U.S. makes an attempt to control international territories and noncitizens. With the aid of introductory essays and explanatory headnotes, the amount examines how those encounters were considered via american citizens, and the way they've got formed the connection among the us and the remainder of the realm.

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9). A G ROWING N ATION , 1776–1848 15 By the time Jefferson died in 1826, slavery had briefly subsided as a commanding issue of national politics. But slavery itself—an institution of subjugation and political exclusion—was growing by leaps and bounds. Not only was the plantation system thriving in the Southeast, but the creation of new states and territories in the Southwest fueled the creation of new plantation districts, sustained in large part by a vigorous internal slave trade that connected East and West.

COCKE) has shown his usual candor on this subject, and I believe with him, to use his strong language, that you had as well pretend to inhibit the fish from swimming in the sea as to prevent the population of that country after its sovereignty shall become ours . . Louisiana must and will become settled, if we hold it, and with the very population that would otherwise occupy part of our present territory. Thus our citizens will be removed to the immense distance of two or three thousand miles from the capital of the Union, where they will scarcely ever feel the rays of the General Government; their affections will become alienated; they will gradually begin to view us as strangers; they will form other commercial connexions, and our interests will become distinct.

It is cruel as it is unfounded! But should an infatuation so treasonable beget in them insurgent principles of resistance, I hope and trust that our troops on the spot may be permitted to aid the officers of His Catholic Majesty to reduce them to reason and submission to the royal order of their King; that they may be delivered up to be brought to condign punishment, and that their treasonable project may be nipped in the bud . . Mr. TAYLOR. . Recollect, sir, that it has been proved that the United States may acquire territory.

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