Space, Time, and Freedom: The Quest for Nationality and the Irrepressible Conflict, 1815-1861

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The Missouri Controversy

If the statesmanship of William Henry Seward summarizes the course of the political debate during the National Period, the controversy over Missouri is a preview of it. The controversy erupted in 1819 when James Tallmadge, Jr., of New York offered an amendment to the House bill for bringing Missouri into the Union as a slave state. He proposed that the federal government place an absolute ban upon the further entry of slaves into Missouri and into the remaining territory of the Louisiana Purchase out of which the new state was formed. Additionally, Tallmadge's amendment would set free, at the age of twenty-five, all children thereafter born of slaves. Having begun its existence in the Union with slavery, Missouri would thus be gradually transformed into a free state.1

The debate precipitated by the Tallmadge amendment soon grew bitter, as the protagonists professed to see far more at stake than the status of Missouri alone. The admission of Missouri would immediately affect the existing balance of political power in the Union between slave and free states. More importantly, the principle of its admission would cast the fate of numerous other states ultimately to be carved from the vast territory west of the Mississippi River. "Freedom and slavery are the parties which stand this day

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Table of contents

Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Contents v
  • Preface vii
  • 1- Liberty And Union 3
  • 2- The Missouri Controversy 22
  • 3- Time and The American System 49
  • 4- Nullification and The Emergence Of Jacksonian Democracy 73
  • 5- Manifest Destiny 94
  • 6- Free Soil and The Irrepressible Conflict 120
  • 7- The Crisis And Compromise of 1850 148
  • 8- Progress and The Irrepressible Conflict 178
  • 9- Seward and The Repressible Conflict 211
  • Notes 239
  • Index 301
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