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River of dark dreams : slavery and empire in the cotton kingdom / Walter Johnson.

Author: Johnson, Walter, 1967-

Imprint:Cambridge, Massachusetts : Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 2013.

Physical description526 p. : ill., map ; 24 cm.

Note:Preface: Boom : The Mississippi Valley in the Time of Cotton -- Jeffersonian Visions and Nightmares in Louisiana -- The Panic of 1835 -- The Steamboat Sublime -- Limits to Capital -- Race, Anxiety, and Escape on the Antebellum Mississippi -- Dominion -- "The Empire of the White Man's Will" -- The Carceral Landscape -- The Mississippi Valley in the Time of Cotton -- Capital, Cotton, and Free Trade -- Tales of Mississippian Empire -- The Material Limits of "Manifest Destiny" -- The Grey-eyed Man of Destiny -- The Ignominious Effort to Re-Open the Atlantic Slave Trade.

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