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The Resource Seeds of empire : cotton, slavery, and the transformation of the Texas borderlands, 1800-1850, Andrew J. Torget

Seeds of empire : cotton, slavery, and the transformation of the Texas borderlands, 1800-1850, Andrew J. Torget

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Seeds of empire : cotton, slavery, and the transformation of the Texas borderlands, 1800-1850
Title
Seeds of empire
Title remainder
cotton, slavery, and the transformation of the Texas borderlands, 1800-1850
Statement of responsibility
Andrew J. Torget
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
By the late 1810s, a global revolution in cotton had remade the U.S.-Mexico border, bringing wealth and waves of Americans to the Gulf Coast while also devastating the lives and villages of Mexicans in Texas. In response, Mexico threw open its northern territories to American farmers in hopes that cotton could bring prosperity to the region. Thousands of Anglo-Americans poured into Texas, but their insistence that slavery accompany them sparked pitched battles across Mexico. An extraordinary alliance of Anglos and Mexicans in Texas came together to defend slavery against abolitionists in the Mexican government, beginning a series of fights that culminated in the Texas Revolution. In the aftermath, Anglo-Americans rebuilt the Texas borderlands into the most unlikely creation: the first fully committed slaveholders' republic in North America. Seeds of Empire tells the remarkable story of how the cotton revolution of the early nineteenth century transformed northeastern Mexico into the western edge of the United States, and how the rise and spectacular collapse of the Republic of Texas as a nation built on cotton and slavery proved to be a blueprint for the Confederacy of the 1860s
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1978-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Torget, Andrew J.
Dewey number
338.1/73510976409034
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
The David J. Weber series in the new borderlands history
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Cotton trade
  • Cotton trade
  • Slavery
  • Slavery
  • Texas
  • Texas
  • Mexico
  • Mexico
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Seeds of empire : cotton, slavery, and the transformation of the Texas borderlands, 1800-1850, Andrew J. Torget
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Publication
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"Short sections of chapters 2 and 3 appeared previously in Stephen F. Austin's views on slavery in early Texas, in This corner of Canaan : essays on Texas in honor of Randolph B. Campbell, edited by Richard McCaslin, Donald Chipman, and Andrew J. Torget (Denton: University of North Texas Press, 2013)."--Publisher's description
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Color
multicolored
Contents
Introduction. Cotton, slavery, and empire -- In the shadow of cotton -- The Texas borderlands on the eve of Mexican independence -- Bringing Mississippi to Mexico -- American migration to Mexico, 1821-1825 -- The politics of slavery in northeastern Mexico, 1826-1829 -- Cotton, slavery, and the secession of Texas, 1829-1836 -- Cotton nation and slaveholders' republic -- Creating a cotton nation, 1836-1841 -- The failure of the slaveholders' republic, 1842-1845 -- Epilogue. Migrations and transformations -- Appendix 1. The Texas slavery project -- Appendix 2. Cotton prices and trade
Control code
ocn921988477
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource
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unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781469624259
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unknown
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Oxford University Press
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not applicable
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unknown
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unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)921988477
Label
Seeds of empire : cotton, slavery, and the transformation of the Texas borderlands, 1800-1850, Andrew J. Torget
Publication
Note
"Short sections of chapters 2 and 3 appeared previously in Stephen F. Austin's views on slavery in early Texas, in This corner of Canaan : essays on Texas in honor of Randolph B. Campbell, edited by Richard McCaslin, Donald Chipman, and Andrew J. Torget (Denton: University of North Texas Press, 2013)."--Publisher's description
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Color
multicolored
Contents
Introduction. Cotton, slavery, and empire -- In the shadow of cotton -- The Texas borderlands on the eve of Mexican independence -- Bringing Mississippi to Mexico -- American migration to Mexico, 1821-1825 -- The politics of slavery in northeastern Mexico, 1826-1829 -- Cotton, slavery, and the secession of Texas, 1829-1836 -- Cotton nation and slaveholders' republic -- Creating a cotton nation, 1836-1841 -- The failure of the slaveholders' republic, 1842-1845 -- Epilogue. Migrations and transformations -- Appendix 1. The Texas slavery project -- Appendix 2. Cotton prices and trade
Control code
ocn921988477
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781469624259
Level of compression
unknown
Note
Oxford University Press
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)921988477

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