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The Resource Race to the frontier : "White flight" and westward expansion, John V.H. Dippel

Race to the frontier : "White flight" and westward expansion, John V.H. Dippel

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Race to the frontier : "White flight" and westward expansion
Title
Race to the frontier
Title remainder
"White flight" and westward expansion
Statement of responsibility
John V.H. Dippel
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Why did so many thousands of settlers pull up stakes and undertake the arduous journey to the frontier in 18th and 19th century America? While the desire for a more prosperous future figured prominently in their decisions, so did another, largely overlooked factor -- the presence of slavery and the growing number of blacks, both free and slave, in the eastern half of the United States. Poor white farmers, particularly those in the Upper South, found themselves displaced by the spreading of the plantation system. In order to survive economically they were chronically forced to move further inland. As they did so, they brought with them a deep animosity toward the enslaved blacks whom they blamed for this uprooting. Wherever these "plain folk" farmers subsequently settled -- in Kentucky, the free states north of the Ohio River, Missouri and the outpost of Oregon, they sought to erect legal barriers to prevent slavery from taking hold as well as to deter the migration of free blacks who would otherwise compete for jobs and endanger white society. The pushing back of the frontier can be seen as an attempt to escape the complexities of a biracial nation and preserve white homogeneity by creating sanctuaries in these Western lands. The political struggle to establish more free states west of the Mississippi also reflects this goal: white nominally opposed to slavery, many "free staters" were most concerned about keeping all blacks at bay. Race to the Frontier is the first book to trace the impact of this racial hostility throughout the settlement of the West, from the days of colonial Virginia up to the Civil War. It clearly demonstrates how closely racial prejudice, economic growth and geographical expansion have been entwined in American history
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http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1946-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Dippel, John Van Houten
Dewey number
978/.02
Index
index present
LC call number
E179.5
LC item number
.D57 2005eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Frontier and pioneer life
  • Frontier and pioneer life
  • United States
  • Whites
  • United States
  • Racism
  • HISTORY
  • Frontier and pioneer life
  • Race relations
  • Racism
  • Territorial expansion
  • United States
  • United States, West
Label
Race to the frontier : "White flight" and westward expansion, John V.H. Dippel
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Publication
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unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 307-333) 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
White Negroes in the Tidewater -- Running for the Virginia hills -- Bluegrass, Black dominance -- White flight across the Ohio -- Holding the color line in the Old Northwest -- Racial strife crosses the Mississippi -- The politics of exclusion -- Manifest necessity
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63789426
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Extent
1 online resource (xi, 337 pages)
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online
Isbn
9780875863979
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computer
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rdamedia
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c
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not applicable
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Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)63789426
Label
Race to the frontier : "White flight" and westward expansion, John V.H. Dippel
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 307-333) 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
White Negroes in the Tidewater -- Running for the Virginia hills -- Bluegrass, Black dominance -- White flight across the Ohio -- Holding the color line in the Old Northwest -- Racial strife crosses the Mississippi -- The politics of exclusion -- Manifest necessity
Control code
63789426
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xi, 337 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780875863979
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)63789426

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