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Author Arenson, Adam, 1978-

Title The great heart of the republic : St. Louis and the cultural Civil War / Adam Arenson.

Published Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 2011.


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Bail  977.86603 AREN    AVAILABLE
Physical description 340 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages [315]-322) and index.
Contents The destruction of the past -- Thomas Hart Benton's failed compromise -- Building the national future in the West -- Antislavery derailed -- The limits of Dred Scott's emancipation -- Germans and the power of wartime union -- Building union from neutrality -- Abraham Lincoln's lost legacies -- The capital failures of Reconstruction -- Separating the city, county, and nation.
Subject Slavery -- United States -- Extension to the territories.
Saint Louis (Mo.) -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865.
Saint Louis (Mo.) -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Social aspects.
United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Social aspects.
West (U.S.) -- Politics and government -- 19th century.
United States -- Territorial expansion -- History -- 19th century.
ISBN 9780674052888 (hbk.)
0674052889 (hbk.)