Jefferson Davis and Proslavery Visions of Empire in the Far West

  title={Jefferson Davis and Proslavery Visions of Empire in the Far West},
  author={Kevin Waite},
  journal={The Journal of the Civil War Era},
  pages={536 - 565}
  • Kevin Waite
  • Published 1 December 2016
  • History
  • The Journal of the Civil War Era
7 Citations
Inveterate imperialists: contested imperialisms, North American history, and the coming of the U.S. Civil War
ABSTRACT In the decades preceding the U.S. Civil War, sectional conflict frequently took place in overlapping continental, hemispheric, Atlantic, and international contexts. Within these broaderExpand
The Compromise of 1850 and the Search for a Usable Past
  • M. Woods
  • History
  • The Journal of the Civil War Era
  • 2019
Abstract:Generations of scholars have searched the Compromise of 1850 for insight into contemporary problems, but history’s lessons are never crystal clear. This historio-graphical essay surveys aExpand
War in Indian Country
  • Kevin Waite
  • History
  • The Cambridge History of the American Civil War
  • 2019
War in the West
  • Kevin Adams
  • History
  • The Cambridge History of the American Civil War
  • 2019


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