David Rice Atchison of Missouri, border politician [by] William E. Parrish.


Columbia, University of Missouri Press [1961] .

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Subjects Atchison, David Rice, 1807-1886.
Slavery -- Extension to the territories.
Slavery -- United States -- Extension to the territories.
United States.
Series University of Missouri studies (1926) ; v. 34, no. 1.
Description xi, 271 pages illustrations 23 cm.
Copyright Date [1961]
©1961
Notes Includes bibliographical references.
Summary "Part sourthern, part northern, and wholly western, Missouri symbolized the border. From the inception of the compromise that bore its name until the Civil War, the state was a battle ground with the abolition or extension of slavery the issue, and its travial was, in microcosm, the agony of the Union. David Rice Atchison was the leader of the proslavery forces. Though he fell short of heroic stature in an age of giants, his influence was in many respects greater than that of contemporaries who played larger roles. He possessed all the qualities that usually insure political success, but as Mr. Parrish shows in this biography, the circumstances of time and place condemned him to second rank."--American Historical Review.
Contents Frontier lawyer -- The Mormon War -- Circuit judge -- Western senator -- The Oregon settlement -- A government for Oregon -- The Southern Address -- Benton's Appeal -- The Compromise of 1850 -- The defeat of Benton -- The "mess" -- The Nebraska question -- The patronage struggle -- The Kansas-Nebraska Act -- Election stalemate -- The Kansas crusade -- The Free State Movement -- The southern emigration to Kansas -- The Lawrence raid -- The lost cause -- Civil War years.
Geographic Area United States
Network Numbers (OCoLC)475840
(OCoLC)ocm00475840
WorldCat Search OCLC WorldCat
WorldCat Identities Parrish, William Earl, 1931-
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