Historical Dictionary of the Old South, 1st Edition

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  • Grade Level Range: 9th Grade - College Senior
  • 507 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2005 | Published/Released April 2007
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Overview

Being considerably different from other regions of the country, most notably regarding its fervent practice of slavery, the land South of the Mason-Dixon line, because of slavery, enjoyed an exceptional prominence in politics, and after the invention of the cotton gin, a high degree of prosperity. However, also because of slavery, it was alienated from the rest of the nation, attempted to secede from the union, and was forced back in only after it lost the Civil War.

Numerous cross-referenced entries on prominent individuals, including Thomas Jefferson, Andrew Jackson, Henry Clay, John C. Calhoun, Robert E. Lee, and Abraham Lincoln, as well as others on policies of the time that have since slipped into oblivion are all covered in this book. Economic, social and religious backgrounds trace the seemingly inevitable path to secession, war and defeat. This reference also includes an introductory essay, a chronology and a bibliography of the epoch.

About the Author:
William L. Richter is a retired businessman turned historian, who has written a half dozen books and over two dozen scholarly articles and book reviews emphasizing the Antebellum South, the Civil War and Reconstruction.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Historical Dictionaries of U.S. Historical Eras.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Other Frontmatter.
Contents.
Acknowledgments.
Editor's Foreword.
Chronology.
Introduction.
1: Ableman v. Booth (1859).
2: Abolition of Slavery in the North.
3: Abolitionists.
4: Adams, John (1735–1826).
5: Adams, John Quincy (1767–1848).
6: Adams-Onís Treaty.
7: Alien and Sedition Acts.
8: American Colonization Society.
9: American Party.
10: American System.
11: Amistad Case (1841).
12: Anglo-American Rapprochement (1816–1823).
13: Antelope Case (1825).
14: Anti-Federalists.
15: Anti-Slavery.
16: Articles of Confederation.
17: Baltimore Plot (1861).
18: Bank of the United States.
19: Bank Veto.
20: Bank War.
21: Bell, John (1797–1869).
22: Benjamin, Judah P. (1811–1884).
23: Benton, Thomas Hart (1782–1858).
24: Black Codes.
25: Breckinridge, John C. (1821–1875).
26: Brooks, Preston S. (1819–1857).
27: Brown, Albert Gallatin (1813–1880).
28: Buchanan, James (1791–1868).
29: Burr, Aaron (1756–1836).
30: Calhoun, John C. (1782–1850).
31: Canadian Boundary Dispute.
32: Cass, Lewis (1782–1866).
33: Charleston Plot (1822).
34: Church and Religion.
35: Clay, Cassius M. (1810–1903).
36: Clay, Henry (1777–1852).
37: Cobb, Howell (1815–1868).
38: Colonization.
39: Compensated Emancipation.
40: Compromise of 1808.
41: Compromise of 1850.
42: Concurrent Voice and Nullification.
43: Confederate Government.
44: Constitution, Confederate.
45: Constitution, U.S., and Slavery.
46: Constitutional Union Party (1860).
47: Corn.
48: Corwin Committee of Thirty-Three.
49: Cotton, Sea Island.
50: Cotton, Upland.
51: Cotton Gin.
52: Creole Case (1842).
53: Crittenden, John J. (1887–1863).
54: Crittenden Committee of Thirteen.
55: Dalonega Gold Rush.
56: Davis, Henry Winter (1817–1865).
57: Davis, Jefferson (1808–1889).
58: De Bow's Commercial Review.
59: Democratic Republicans.
60: Democrats.
61: Dew, Thomas R. (1802–1846).
62: Dough Faces.
63: Douglas, Stephen A. (1813–1861).
64: Douglass, Frederick (ca. 1817–1895).
65: Dred Scott v. Sandford (1857).
66: Drivers, Slave.
67: Economy.
68: Education.
69: Election of 1788.
70: Election of 1792.
71: Election of 1796.
72: Election of 1800.
73: Election of 1804.
74: Election of 1808.
75: Election of 1812.
76: Election of 1816.
77: Election of 1820.
78: Election of 1824.
79: Election of 1828.
80: Election of 1832.
81: Election of 1836.
82: Election of 1840.
83: Election of 1844.
84: Election of 1848.
85: Election of 1852.
86: Election of 1856.
87: Election of 1860.
88: Election of 1861, Confederate.
89: Embargo Act.
90: Era of Good Feelings.
91: Extraterritoriality of Slavery.
92: Factors, Cotton.
93: Fall Line.
94: Federalists.
95: Filibustering.
96: Fillmore, Millard (1800–1874).
97: Fire-Eaters.
98: Fitzhugh, George (1806–1881).
99: Free Men, Free Soil, Free Labor.
100: Free-Soil Party.
101: Freeport Doctrine.
102: Freeport Question.
103: Frémont, John Charles (1813–1890).
104: Fugitive Slave Act of 1850.
105: Funding and Assumption.
106: Gag Rule.
107: "General" Gabriel's Plot (1800).
108: Great Migration.
109: Haiti.
110: Hamilton, Alexander (1757–1804).
111: Hammond, James H. (1807–1864).
112: Harper's Ferry Raid (1859).
113: Harrison, William Henry (1773–1841).
114: Hartford Convention of 1814.
115: Helper, Hinton Rowan (1829–1909).
116: Hemings, Sally (1766–1835).
117: Hemp.
118: Indian Removal.
119: Indian Removal Completed.
120: Indigo.
121: Industrial Slavery.
122: Internal Improvements.
123: Iverson, Alfred, Sr. (1783–1873).
124: Jackson, Andrew (1767–1845).
125: Jackson, Thomas J. "Stonewall" (1824–1863).
126: Jackson and the Public Lands.
127: Jackson's Break with Calhoun.
128: Jackson's First Administration.
129: Jackson's Second Administration.
130: Jay-Guardoqui Treaty (1786).
131: Jay's Treaty (1795).
132: Jefferson, Thomas (1743–1826).
133: Jefferson, Thomas, and Slavery in Virginia.
134: Johnson, Richard Mentor (1780–1850).
135: Kansas-Missouri Border Wars.
136: Kansas-Nebraska Act.
137: Kansas Settlement (1856–1861).
138: Kentucky and Virginia Resolves (1798).
139: Land Ordinance of 1785.
140: Lee, Robert E. (1807–1870).
141: Liberia.
142: Lincoln, Abraham (1809–1865).
143: Lincoln-Douglas Debates (1858).
144: Livestock.
145: Lone Star Rebellions.
146: Louisiana Purchase.
147: Madison, James (1751–1836).
148: Manifest Destiny.
149: Marbury v. Madison (1803).
150: Marshall, John (1756–1835).
151: Mason-Dixon Line.
152: Maysville Road Veto.
153: Merryman, Ex Parte (1861).
154: Midnight Judges.
155: Miscegenation.
156: Missouri Compromise.
157: Monroe, James (1758–1831).
158: Monroe Doctrine.
159: Mormon War (1857).
160: National Republicans.
161: National Road.
162: Native Americans.
163: Natural Limits of Slavery Expansion.
164: Naval Stores.
165: New England Emigrant Aid Society.
166: New Nationalism, the.
167: Non-Exclusion Doctrine.
168: Non-Slaveholders.
169: Northwest Ordinance.
170: Nullification Crisis and the Compromise of 1833.
171: Olmstead, Frederick Law (1822–1903).
172: Orr, James L. (1822–1873).
173: Overseers.
174: Panic of 1819.
175: Panic of 1837.
176: Panic of 1857.
177: Patrol.
178: Pearl Incident.
179: Peculiar Institution.
180: Piedmont.
181: Pierce, Franklin (1804–1869).
182: Pinckney's Treaty.
183: Plantation Management.
184: Plantation Master.
185: Plantation Mistress.
186: Plantation Stewards.
187: Poinsett, Joel R. (1779–1851).
188: Polk, James K. (1795–1849).
189: Popular Sovereignty.
190: Prigg v. Pennsylvania (1842).
Front Cover.
Historical Dictionaries of U.S. Historical Eras.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Other Frontmatter.
Contents.
Acknowledgments.
Editor's Foreword.
Chronology.
Introduction.
1: Ableman v. Booth (1859).
2: Abolition of Slavery in the North.
3: Abolitionists.
4: Adams, John (1735–1826).
5: Adams, John Quincy (1767–1848).
6: Adams-Onís Treaty.
7: Alien and Sedition Acts.
8: American Colonization Society.
9: American Party.
10: American System.
11: Amistad Case (1841).
12: Anglo-American Rapprochement (1816–1823).
13: Antelope Case (1825).
14: Anti-Federalists.
15: Anti-Slavery.
16: Articles of Confederation.
17: Baltimore Plot (1861).
18: Bank of the United States.
19: Bank Veto.
20: Bank War.
21: Bell, John (1797–1869).
22: Benjamin, Judah P. (1811–1884).
23: Benton, Thomas Hart (1782–1858).
24: Black Codes.
25: Breckinridge, John C. (1821–1875).
26: Brooks, Preston S. (1819–1857).
27: Brown, Albert Gallatin (1813–1880).
28: Buchanan, James (1791–1868).
29: Burr, Aaron (1756–1836).
30: Calhoun, John C. (1782–1850).
31: Canadian Boundary Dispute.
32: Cass, Lewis (1782–1866).
33: Charleston Plot (1822).
34: Church and Religion.
35: Clay, Cassius M. (1810–1903).
36: Clay, Henry (1777–1852).
37: Cobb, Howell (1815–1868).
38: Colonization.
39: Compensated Emancipation.
40: Compromise of 1808.
41: Compromise of 1850.
42: Concurrent Voice and Nullification.
43: Confederate Government.
44: Constitution, Confederate.
45: Constitution, U.S., and Slavery.
46: Constitutional Union Party (1860).
47: Corn.
48: Corwin Committee of Thirty-Three.
49: Cotton, Sea Island.
50: Cotton, Upland.
51: Cotton Gin.
52: Creole Case (1842).
53: Crittenden, John J. (1887–1863).
54: Crittenden Committee of Thirteen.
55: Dalonega Gold Rush.
56: Davis, Henry Winter (1817–1865).
57: Davis, Jefferson (1808–1889).
58: De Bow's Commercial Review.
59: Democratic Republicans.
60: Democrats.
61: Dew, Thomas R. (1802–1846).
62: Dough Faces.
63: Douglas, Stephen A. (1813–1861).
64: Douglass, Frederick (ca. 1817–1895).
65: Dred Scott v. Sandford (1857).
66: Drivers, Slave.
67: Economy.
68: Education.
69: Election of 1788.
70: Election of 1792.
71: Election of 1796.
72: Election of 1800.
73: Election of 1804.
74: Election of 1808.
75: Election of 1812.
76: Election of 1816.
77: Election of 1820.
78: Election of 1824.
79: Election of 1828.
80: Election of 1832.
81: Election of 1836.
82: Election of 1840.
83: Election of 1844.
84: Election of 1848.
85: Election of 1852.
86: Election of 1856.
87: Election of 1860.
88: Election of 1861, Confederate.
89: Embargo Act.
90: Era of Good Feelings.
91: Extraterritoriality of Slavery.
92: Factors, Cotton.
93: Fall Line.
94: Federalists.
95: Filibustering.
96: Fillmore, Millard (1800–1874).
97: Fire-Eaters.
98: Fitzhugh, George (1806–1881).
99: Free Men, Free Soil, Free Labor.
100: Free-Soil Party.
101: Freeport Doctrine.
102: Freeport Question.
103: Frémont, John Charles (1813–1890).
104: Fugitive Slave Act of 1850.
105: Funding and Assumption.
106: Gag Rule.
107: "General" Gabriel's Plot (1800).
108: Great Migration.
109: Haiti.
110: Hamilton, Alexander (1757–1804).
111: Hammond, James H. (1807–1864).
112: Harper's Ferry Raid (1859).
113: Harrison, William Henry (1773–1841).
114: Hartford Convention of 1814.
115: Helper, Hinton Rowan (1829–1909).
116: Hemings, Sally (1766–1835).
117: Hemp.
118: Indian Removal.
119: Indian Removal Completed.
120: Indigo.
121: Industrial Slavery.
122: Internal Improvements.
123: Iverson, Alfred, Sr. (1783–1873).
124: Jackson, Andrew (1767–1845).
125: Jackson, Thomas J. "Stonewall" (1824–1863).
126: Jackson and the Public Lands.
127: Jackson's Break with Calhoun.
128: Jackson's First Administration.
129: Jackson's Second Administration.
130: Jay-Guardoqui Treaty (1786).
131: Jay's Treaty (1795).
132: Jefferson, Thomas (1743–1826).
133: Jefferson, Thomas, and Slavery in Virginia.
134: Johnson, Richard Mentor (1780–1850).
135: Kansas-Missouri Border Wars.
136: Kansas-Nebraska Act.
137: Kansas Settlement (1856–1861).
138: Kentucky and Virginia Resolves (1798).
139: Land Ordinance of 1785.
140: Lee, Robert E. (1807–1870).
141: Liberia.
142: Lincoln, Abraham (1809–1865).
143: Lincoln-Douglas Debates (1858).
144: Livestock.
145: Lone Star Rebellions.
146: Louisiana Purchase.
147: Madison, James (1751–1836).
148: Manifest Destiny.
149: Marbury v. Madison (1803).
150: Marshall, John (1756–1835).
151: Mason-Dixon Line.
152: Maysville Road Veto.
153: Merryman, Ex Parte (1861).
154: Midnight Judges.
155: Miscegenation.
156: Missouri Compromise.
157: Monroe, James (1758–1831).
158: Monroe Doctrine.
159: Mormon War (1857).
160: National Republicans.
161: National Road.
162: Native Americans.
163: Natural Limits of Slavery Expansion.
164: Naval Stores.
165: New England Emigrant Aid Society.
166: New Nationalism, the.
167: Non-Exclusion Doctrine.
168: Non-Slaveholders.
169: Northwest Ordinance.
170: Nullification Crisis and the Compromise of 1833.
171: Olmstead, Frederick Law (1822–1903).
172: Orr, James L. (1822–1873).
173: Overseers.
174: Panic of 1819.
175: Panic of 1837.
176: Panic of 1857.
177: Patrol.
178: Pearl Incident.
179: Peculiar Institution.
180: Piedmont.
181: Pierce, Franklin (1804–1869).
182: Pinckney's Treaty.
183: Plantation Management.
184: Plantation Master.
185: Plantation Mistress.
186: Plantation Stewards.
187: Poinsett, Joel R. (1779–1851).
188: Polk, James K. (1795–1849).
189: Popular Sovereignty.
190: Prigg v. Pennsylvania (1842).