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Slavery and the American West: The Eclipse of Manifest Destiny and the Coming of the Civil War

by Morrison, Michael A.
Publisher: University of North Carolina Press
Issue: Fall 1999
ISBN: 0807847968

America's mid-19th century race to the Pacific was fraught with disputes over expanding slavery. Historian Michl A. Morrison explores how the "inherent tension between liberty and equality and freedom and democracy defined, made salient, and exacerbated the territorial issue."

review of Slavery and the American West: The Eclipse of Manifest Destiny and the Coming of the Civil War, by Morrison, Michael A., Civil War Book Review, (Fall 1999).