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The Resource John A. Quitman : Old South crusader, Robert E. May

John A. Quitman : Old South crusader, Robert E. May

Label
John A. Quitman : Old South crusader
Title
John A. Quitman
Title remainder
Old South crusader
Statement of responsibility
Robert E. May
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The premier secessionist of antebellum Mississippi, John A. Quitman was one of the half-dozen or so most prominent radicals in the entire South. In this full-length biography, Robert E. May takes issue with the recent tendency to portray secessionists as rabble-rousing, maladjusted outsiders bent on the glories of separate nationhood. May reveals Quitman to have been an ambitious but relatively stable insider who reluctantly advocated secession because of a despondency over slavery's long-range future in the union and the related conviction that Northerners no longer respected Southern claims to equality as American citizens. A fervent disciple of South Carolina "radical" John C. Calhoun's nullification theories, Quitman also gained notoriety as his region's most strident slavery imperialist. He articulated the case for new slave territory, participated in the Texas Revolution, won national acclaim as a volunteer general in the Mexican war, and organized a private military -- or "filibustering" -- expedition with the intent of liberating Cuba from Spanish rule and making the island a new slave state. In 1850, while governor of Mississippi during the California crisis, Quitman wielded his influence in a vain attempt to induce Mississippi secession. Later, in Congress, he marked out an extreme southern position on Kansas. Mississippi's most vehement "fire-eater," Quitman played a significant role in the North-South estrangement that led to the American Civil War. The first critical biography of this important figure, May's study sheds light on such current historical controversies as whether antebellum Southerners were peculiarly militaristic or "anti-bourgeois" and helps illuminate the slave-master relations, mobility, intraregional class and geographic friction, partisan politics, and family customs of the old South. - Back cover
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Cataloging source
DLC
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May, Robert E
Dewey number
  • 976.2/03/0924
  • B
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
F341.Q84
LC item number
M39 1985
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Southern biography series
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Quitman, John Anthony
  • United States
  • Mississippi
  • Governors
  • Legislators
  • Lawyers
  • Secession
Label
John A. Quitman : Old South crusader, Robert E. May
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes "Bibliographical essay" (pages 357-362) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Yankee roots -- Mecca -- Public man -- The making of a nullifier -- Everything has gone against us -- Calhoun's protégé -- "Cincinnatus" in Texas -- Entrepreneur -- Hard times -- Repudiation -- Patriarch of the plantation world -- We came for action -- Conquest without glory -- Old Chapultepec -- War hero -- Civilizing the "Rosin-heels" -- Secessionist -- The Pearl of the Antilles -- Southern rights at bay -- A gentlemen's expedition -- Immigrants' son -- Equal rights or dissolution -- Effects of the poison -- Epilogue -- Bibliographic essay
Control code
ocm10753462
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xviii, 465 pages
Isbn
9780807112076
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
84010019
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)10753462
Label
John A. Quitman : Old South crusader, Robert E. May
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes "Bibliographical essay" (pages 357-362) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Yankee roots -- Mecca -- Public man -- The making of a nullifier -- Everything has gone against us -- Calhoun's protégé -- "Cincinnatus" in Texas -- Entrepreneur -- Hard times -- Repudiation -- Patriarch of the plantation world -- We came for action -- Conquest without glory -- Old Chapultepec -- War hero -- Civilizing the "Rosin-heels" -- Secessionist -- The Pearl of the Antilles -- Southern rights at bay -- A gentlemen's expedition -- Immigrants' son -- Equal rights or dissolution -- Effects of the poison -- Epilogue -- Bibliographic essay
Control code
ocm10753462
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xviii, 465 pages
Isbn
9780807112076
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
84010019
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)10753462

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