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This Vast Southern Empire

Slaveholders at the Helm of American Foreign Policy

  • Introduction: The World the Slaveholders Craved
  • 1. Confronting the Great Apostle of Emancipation
  • 2. The Strongest Naval Power on Earth
  • 3. A Hemispheric Defense of Slavery
  • 4. Slavery’s Dominoes: Brazil and Texas
  • 5. The Young Hercules of America
  • 6. King Cotton, Emperor Slavery
  • 7. Slaveholding Visions of Modernity
  • 8. Foreign Policy amid Domestic Crisis
  • 9. The Military South
  • 10. American Slavery, Global Power
  • Epilogue: The Rod of Empire
  • Notes
  • Acknowledgments
  • Credits
  • Index