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The Resource No God but gain : the untold story of Cuban slavery, the Monroe doctrine, and the making of the United States, Stephen M. Chambers

No God but gain : the untold story of Cuban slavery, the Monroe doctrine, and the making of the United States, Stephen M. Chambers

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No God but gain : the untold story of Cuban slavery, the Monroe doctrine, and the making of the United States
Title
No God but gain
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the untold story of Cuban slavery, the Monroe doctrine, and the making of the United States
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Stephen M. Chambers
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Language
eng
Summary
"From 1501 to 1867 more than 12.5 million Africans were brought to the Americas in chains, and many millions died as a result of the slave trade. The US constitution set a 20-year time limit on US participation in the trade, and on January 1, 1808, it was abolished. And yet, despite the spread of abolitionism on both sides of the Atlantic, despite numerous laws and treaties passed to curb the slave trade, and despite the dispatch of naval squadrons to patrol the coasts of Africa and the Americas, the slave trade did not end in 1808. Fully 25 percent of all the enslaved Africans to arrive in the Americas were brought after the US ban--3.2 million people. This breakthrough history, based on years of research into private correspondence, shipping manifests, bills of laden, port, diplomatic, and court records, and periodical literature, makes undeniably clear how decisive illegal slavery was to the making of the United States. US economic development and westward expansion, as well as the growth and wealth of the North, not just the South, was a direct result and driver of illegal slavery. The Monroe Doctrine was created to protect the illegal slave trade. In an engrossing, elegant, enjoyably readable narrative, Stephen M. Chambers not only shows how illegal slavery has been wholly overlooked in histories of the early Republic, he reveals the crucial role the slave trade played in the lives and fortunes of figures like John Quincy Adams and the 'generation of 1815,' the post-revolution cohort that shaped US foreign policy. This is a landmark history that will forever revise the way the early Republic and American economic development is seen"--
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Chambers, Stephen M
Dewey number
306.3/620973
Index
index present
LC call number
HT1077
LC item number
.C47 2015
Literary form
non fiction
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  • Slave trade
  • Slavery
  • Slave trade
  • Monroe doctrine
  • Economic development
  • United States
  • Slavery
  • Slavery
  • United States
  • Cuba
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE / Slavery
  • HISTORY / United States / 19th Century
  • Economic development
  • International relations
  • Monroe doctrine
  • Slave trade
  • Slavery
  • Slavery
  • Slavery
  • Territorial expansion
  • Cuba
  • United States
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No God but gain : the untold story of Cuban slavery, the Monroe doctrine, and the making of the United States, Stephen M. Chambers
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
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rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: The Generation of 1815 -- Smugglers -- Lawyers -- Consuls -- Opportunists -- Slavemongers -- Assassins -- Merchant-Statesmen -- Presidents -- Speculators -- Executioners -- Conclusion: Illegal Slave Trade, American Empire
Control code
ocn882530798
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
240 pages
Isbn
9781781688076
Isbn Type
(paperback : alkaline paper)
Lccn
2015015471
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)882530798
  • (Sirsi) a1886140
Label
No God but gain : the untold story of Cuban slavery, the Monroe doctrine, and the making of the United States, Stephen M. Chambers
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references 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
Introduction: The Generation of 1815 -- Smugglers -- Lawyers -- Consuls -- Opportunists -- Slavemongers -- Assassins -- Merchant-Statesmen -- Presidents -- Speculators -- Executioners -- Conclusion: Illegal Slave Trade, American Empire
Control code
ocn882530798
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
240 pages
Isbn
9781781688076
Isbn Type
(paperback : alkaline paper)
Lccn
2015015471
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)882530798
  • (Sirsi) a1886140

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