Description : Images of American slavery conjure up cotton plantations and African American slaves locked in bondage until the Civil War. Yet early on in the nineteenth century the state of slavery was very different, and the political vicissitudes of the young nation offered diverse possibilities to slaves. In the century's first two decades, the nation waged war against Britain, Spain, and various Indian tribes. Slaves played a role in the military operations, and the different sides viewed them as a potential source of manpower. While surprising numbers did assist the Americans, the wars created opportunities for slaves to find freedom among the Redcoats, the Spaniards, or the Indians. Author Gene Smith draws on a decade of original research and his curatorial work at the Fort Worth Museum in this fascinating and original narrative history. The way the young nation responded sealed the fate of slaves for the next half century until the Civil War. This drama sheds light on an extraordinary yet little known chapter in the dark saga of American history.
Description : NETSTATE provides basic facts about Louisiana. These facts include the state capital, total area, highest and lowest points in the state, etc. NETSTATE offers this and other information for each state. NETSTATE is located in Wolfeboro, New Hampshire.
Description : An authoritative guide to the Pelican State gathers information about Louisiana's history, geography, population, elections, tourist attractions, fairs, festivals, industry, and agriculture. Simultaneous.
Description : Ames, Herman V., Editor. State Documents on Federal Relations: The States and the United States. Philadelphia: Department of History of the University of Pennsylvania, 1906. 320 pp. Reprinted available May 2005 by The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd. ISBN 1-58477-558-0. Cloth. $85. * This work, focusing on the years 1789-1861, "comprises typical papers covering the official action of various states in different sections of the country, relative to the chief political and constitutional issues in our history. The documents have been selected especially with a view to illustrate the development of the doctrines of broad and strict construction, the prevalence of the 'compact theory' of the Constitution and the doctrine of 'State Rights,' State opposition to the Federal Judiciary, and the different phases of the slavery controversy, culminating in the secession movement.": Preface.