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作者 Dean, Adam Wesley
書名 An agrarian republic : farming, antislavery politics, and nature parks in the Civil War era / Adam Wesley Dean
出版項 Chapel Hill : The University of North Carolina Press, 2015
國際標準書號 9781469619910 (paperback)
1469619911 (paperback)
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 歐美所圖書館  320.97309 D344 2015    到期 10-29-20  -  30500101544883
說明 x, 230 pages ; 24 cm
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系列 Civil War America
Civil War America (Series)
附註 "The familiar story of the Civil War tells of a predominately agricultural South pitted against a rapidly industrializing North. However, Adam W. Dean argues that the Republican Party's political ideology was fundamentally agrarian. Believing that small farms owned by families for generations led to a model society, Republicans supported a northern agricultural ideal in opposition to southern plantation agriculture, which destroyed the land's productivity, required constant western expansion, and produced an elite landed gentry hostile to the Union. Dean shows how agrarian republicanism shaped the debate over slavery's expansion, spurred the creation of the Department of Agriculture and the passage of the Homestead Act, and laid the foundation for the development of the earliest nature parks"--Provided by publisher
Includes bibliographical references (pages 211-226) and index
A question of slavery in the West -- Free soil and the rise of the Republican Party -- Land-development politics and the American Civil War -- The creation of Yosemite and Yellowstone -- Seeking peace in the South and West -- Conclusion: Retrenchment in the South, allotment in the West
主題 United States -- Politics and government -- 1849-1877
Republican Party (U.S. : 1854- ) -- History -- 19th century
Antislavery movements -- United States -- History -- 19th century
Agriculture and politics -- United States -- History -- 19th century
Slavery -- Political aspects -- United States -- History -- 19th century
Parks -- Political aspects -- United States -- History -- 19th century
Land use -- Political aspects -- United States -- History -- 19th century
Slavery -- United States -- Extension to the territories
Slavery -- Political aspects -- Southern States -- History -- 19th century
Slavery -- Political aspects -- West (U.S.) -- History -- 19th century
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