007 Slaveholders at the Helm of American Foreign Policy with Matthew Karp

007 Slaveholders at the Helm of American Foreign Policy with Matthew Karp

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When the United States emerged as a world power in the years before the Civil War, the men who presided over the nation’s triumphant territorial and economic expansion were largely southern slaveholders. As presidents, cabinet officers, and diplomats, slaveholding leaders controlled the main levers of foreign policy inside an increasingly powerful American state. For proslavery leaders like John C. Calhoun and Jefferson Davis, the nineteenth-century world was torn between two hostile forces: a ... See More

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