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Author Schoen, Brian.

Title The fragile fabric of Union : cotton, federal politics, and the global origins of the Civil War / Brian Schoen
Published Baltimore, Md. : Johns Hopkins University Press, 2009
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Description 1 online resource (xiv, 369 pages) : illustrations, map
Series Studies in early American economy and society from the Library Company of Philadelphia
Studies in early American economy and society from the Library Company of Philadelphia.
Contents Introduction -- Prologue, 1787 -- The threads of a global loom : cotton, slavery, and union in an interdependent Atlantic, 1789-1820 -- Calculating the cost of union : nationalism and sectionalism in a Republican era, 1796-1818 -- Protecting slavery and free trade : the political economy of cotton, 1818-1833 -- Building bridges to the West and the world : empowerment and anxiety in the Second Party System, 1834-1848 -- An unnatural union : King Cotton and the lower South secession, 1849-1860 -- Epilogue, 1861
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Cotton trade -- Political aspects -- United States -- History -- 19th century.
Cotton trade -- Southern States -- History -- 19th century.
Cotton trade -- United States -- History -- 19th century.
Secession -- United States -- History.
Southern States -- Economic conditions -- 19th century.
Southern States -- Foreign economic relations -- Europe -- 19th century.
United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Causes.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2008050560
ISBN 0801897815 (electronic bk.)
9780801897818 (electronic bk.)