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The Resource Flush times and fever dreams : a story of capitalism and slavery in the age of Jackson, Joshua D. Rothman

Flush times and fever dreams : a story of capitalism and slavery in the age of Jackson, Joshua D. Rothman

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Flush times and fever dreams : a story of capitalism and slavery in the age of Jackson
Title
Flush times and fever dreams
Title remainder
a story of capitalism and slavery in the age of Jackson
Statement of responsibility
Joshua D. Rothman
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"In 1834 Virgil Stewart rode from western Tennessee to a territory known as the "Arkansas morass" in pursuit of John Murrell, a thief accused of stealing two slaves. Stewart's adventure led to a sensational trial and a wildly popular published account that would ultimately help trigger widespread violence during the summer of 1835, when five men accused of being professional gamblers were hanged in Vicksburg, nearly a score of others implicated with a gang of supposed slave thieves were executed in plantation districts, and even those who tried to stop the bloodshed found themselves targeted as dangerous and subversive. Using Stewart's story as his point of entry, Joshua D. Rothman details why these events, which engulfed much of central and western Mississippi, came to pass. He also explains how the events revealed the fears, insecurities, and anxieties underpinning the cotton boom that made Mississippi the most seductive and exciting frontier in the Age of Jackson. As investors, settlers, slaves, brigands, and fortune-hunters converged in what was then America's Southwest, they created a tumultuous landscape that promised boundless opportunity and spectacular wealth. Predicated on ruthless competition, unsustainable debt, brutal exploitation, and speculative financial practices that looked a lot like gambling, this landscape also produced such profound disillusionment and conflict that it contained the seeds of its own potential destruction. Rothman sheds light on the intertwining of slavery and capitalism in the period leading up to the Panic of 1837, highlighting the deeply American impulses underpinning the evolution of the slave South and the dizzying yet unstable frenzy wrought by economic flush times. It is a story with lessons for our own day."--Project Muse
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Rothman, Joshua D
Dewey number
306.3/620975
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
E441
LC item number
.R82 2012eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Race in the Atlantic world, 1700-1900
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Slavery
  • Theft
  • Criminals
  • Vigilance committees
  • Slave insurrections
  • Southern States
  • Southern States
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • HISTORY
  • Criminals
  • Economic history
  • Slave insurrections
  • Slavery
  • Theft
  • Vigilance committees
  • Southern States
  • Sklaverei
  • Soziale Situation
  • USA
  • Groupes d'autodéfense
  • Révoltes d'esclaves
  • Esclavage
Label
Flush times and fever dreams : a story of capitalism and slavery in the age of Jackson, Joshua D. Rothman
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Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Inventing Virgil Stewart -- Inventing John Murrell -- Exposing the plot -- Hanging the conspirators -- Purging a city -- Defining a citizen -- Suborning chaos -- Imposing order
Control code
820011226
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (391 pages, 10 unnumbered pages of plates)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780820344669
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations, maps.
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  • 404588
  • 22573/ctt3q3vm2
  • 6d0f620a-65f2-44f2-8441-bc9b6c8f7915
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not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)820011226
Label
Flush times and fever dreams : a story of capitalism and slavery in the age of Jackson, Joshua D. Rothman
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Inventing Virgil Stewart -- Inventing John Murrell -- Exposing the plot -- Hanging the conspirators -- Purging a city -- Defining a citizen -- Suborning chaos -- Imposing order
Control code
820011226
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (391 pages, 10 unnumbered pages of plates)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780820344669
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations, maps.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 404588
  • 22573/ctt3q3vm2
  • 6d0f620a-65f2-44f2-8441-bc9b6c8f7915
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)820011226

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