Journals Higher Education



Published: 14 June 2022

296 Pages | 11 black and white halftones

6 1/8 x 9 1/4 inches

ISBN: 9780197531426

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Dangerous Ground

Squatters, Statesmen, and the Antebellum Rupture of American Democracy

John Suval

  • Spotlights white squatters, obscure and little-known actors who had a significant impact on Manifest Destiny and the sectional divide
  • Offers a bold reinterpretation of Jacksonian Democracy, the conquests of Manifest Destiny, and the coming of the Civil War
  • Reveals how claims over western lands became intertwined with partisan politics and fights over the extension of slavery

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