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  1. says:

    Once I started reading this book I couldn't get it out of my head; it imbues my thinking about politics current and past and about people generally And not in a good way Karp does a phenomenal job of writing objectively about something monstrous Hannah Arendt's term the banality of evil just set itself on loop in

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    Onto my to be read shelf after my friend Professor Taw reviewed and rated it highlyIt is of course of increasing salience as the failure of America to atone for its original constitutional sin has become ever apparent in the age of social media and pervasive self surveillance Things are according to statistics getting better — but they remain appallingly and inexcusably bad Understanding how they got that way and what

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    Southerners are fiery voluptuous indolent unsteady independent and jealous zealous of their own liberties while northerners are cool sober laborious persevering independent jealous of their own liberties chicaning superstitious and hypocritical in their religion Thomas JeffersonI'm from the South I grew up around people who thought it was im

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    This is a must read book for anybody interested in the causes of the Civil WarThe book explores the 70 year period leading up to Civil War and demonstrates how slavery was a focal point of the south One of the interesting aspects of the book were the analysis pertaining to the evolving differences in focus bet

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    Outstanding addition to our understanding of the antebellum political ideology of the slaveholding elite Most vitally Karp illustrates that slaveholders embraced thoroughgoing nationalist rhetoric and federal policies not only when concerned over the security of their slave property but also with an eye toward perpetuating the modern teleological trajectory of western civilization as they understood it with the military and diplomatic pow

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    Another book I would give 35 stars but I'll bump it to four because the prose is clear and readable Karp's argument is essentially that the early nineteenth century presidents their military leaders and their diplomats viewed American foreign policy in that time period as fundamentally about preserving slavery in the US expanding American slavery abroad wherever possible and forging alliances with other slave p

  7. says:

    Very fascinating Written in a rather academic format so it's somewhat of a slog to get through However it really does make a very succ

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    19th century US history Civil War aside is often pretty boring since it tells the same old story This book feels uite fresh and new Karp asserts that the foreign policy of the US in the antebellum era was heavily

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    With This Vast Southern Empire we see the decisions of the southern United States to ensure the safety of Slavery to the Western Hemisphere These are the events leading up to the Civil War and those events following the Civil War Southern Slave Owners had to be uite cosmopolitan and know world events especially those that affected Slavery in other parts of the world For example when Great Britain passed legislation that abolished Slavery in

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    A very interesting take from the A threat to slavery anywhere is a threat to slavery everywhere I'm not sure what noun to put here actually But that thesis is probably the core of this book and thesis well it's the subtitle Slaveholders at the Helm of American Foreign Policy The title is 'just' poetry Great read and my new go to recommendation for the things it covers especially the invasion of Mexico that has got to

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C Calhoun and Jefferson Davis the nineteenth century world was torn between two hostile forces a rising movement against bondage and an Atlantic plantation system that was larger and productive than ever before In this great struggle southern statesmen saw the United States as slavery s most powerful champion Overcoming traditional ualms about a strong central government slaveholding leaders harnessed the power of the state to defend slavery abroad During the antebellum years they worked energetically to modernize the US military while ste. This is a must read book for anybody interested in the causes of the Civil WarThe book explores the 70 year period leading up to Civil War and demonstrates how slavery was a focal point of the south One of the interesting aspects of the book were the analysis pertaining to the evolving differences in focus between the north and south Karp shows how the North focused on industrialization and internal developments while the South focused on foreign policy and military issues How By showing the involvement in various cabinet level positions and Congressional committees Almost all of the Secretary of States Secretaries of War Secretaries of Navy military related committees and foreign relations committees were dominated by southerners The cabinet positions and congressional committees that focused on industrialization and internal development were dominated by northernersWhat I was not expecting when I read the book was an analysis of slavery in Cuba and Brazil The book goes into a significant amount of detail about slavery in those two countries how it differed from slavery in America and foreign relations with them the-mindfulness-and-acceptance-workbook-for-depression-2nd-edition-using-acceptance-and-commitment-therapy-to-move-through-depression-and-create-a-life-worth-living great struggle southern statesmen saw the United States as slavery s most powerful champion Overcoming traditional ualms about a strong central handmade-garden-projects-step-by-step-instructions-for-creative-garden-features-containers-lighting-and-more government slaveholding leaders harnessed the power of the state to defend slavery abroad During the antebellum years they worked energetically to modernize the US military while ste. This is a must read book for anybody interested in the causes of the Civil WarThe book explores the 70 year period leading up to Civil War and demonstrates how slavery was a focal point of the south One of the interesting aspects of the book were the analysis pertaining to the evolving differences in focus between the north and south Karp shows how the North focused on industrialization and internal developments while the South focused on foreign policy and military issues How By showing the involvement in various cabinet level positions and Congressional committees Almost all of the Secretary of States Secretaries of War Secretaries of Navy military related committees and foreign relations committees were dominated by southerners The cabinet positions and congressional committees that focused on industrialization and internal development were dominated by northernersWhat I was not expecting when I read the book was an analysis of slavery in Cuba and Brazil The book classic-cars-calendar-2018-16-month-calendar goes into a significant amount of detail about slavery in those two countries how it differed from slavery in America and foreign relations with them

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Ering American diplomacy to protect slavery in Brazil Cuba and the Republic of TexasAs Matthew Karp demonstrates these leaders were nationalists not separatists Their vast southern empire was not an independent South but the entire United States and only the election of Abraham Lincoln broke their grip on national power Fortified by years at the helm of US foreign affairs slaveholding elites formed their own Confederacy not only as a desperate effort to preserve their property but as a confident bid to shape the future of the Atlantic worl. Very fascinating Written in a rather academic format so it s somewhat of a slog to get through However it really does make a very succinct point about how the antebellum South contemporaneously perceived of themselves Rather than the modern stereotype of the South being a backwards region clinging desperately to their peculiar institution or even the deplorable lost cause mythos deployed by the defeated Confederates after the war this books shows that the antebellum South was not only self assured about their traditions but were in complete control of the full power of the American state In fact were it not for the near revolutionary election of Abraham Lincoln and his anti slavery Republican Party to the levers of state power the book makes a persuasive argument that the institution of slavery may not have been extinguished for a very long time if everI highly recommend it though one should reserve time for it as it does reuire a little bit of commitment wood-pallet-projects-cool-and-easy-to-make-projects-for-the-home-and-garden-fox-chapel-publishing-learn-how-to-upcycle-pallets-to-make-one-of-a-kind-furniture-amp-accessories-from-boxes-to-a-ukulele grip on national power Fortified by years at the helm of US foreign affairs slaveholding elites formed their own Confederacy not only as a desperate effort to preserve their property but as a confident bid to shape the future of the Atlantic worl. Very fascinating Written in a rather academic format so it s somewhat of a slog to the-mindfulness-and-acceptance-workbook-for-depression-2nd-edition-using-acceptance-and-commitment-therapy-to-move-through-depression-and-create-a-life-worth-living get through However it really does make a very succinct point about how the antebellum South contemporaneously perceived of themselves Rather than the modern stereotype of the South being a backwards region clinging desperately to their peculiar institution or even the deplorable lost cause mythos deployed by the defeated Confederates after the war this books shows that the antebellum South was not only self assured about their traditions but were in complete control of the full power of the American state In fact were it not for the near revolutionary election of Abraham Lincoln and his anti slavery Republican Party to the levers of state power the book makes a persuasive argument that the institution of slavery may not have been extinguished for a very long time if everI highly recommend it though one should reserve time for it as it does reuire a little bit of commitment

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When the United States emerged as a world power in the years before the Civil War the men who presided over the nation s triumphant territorial and economic expansion were largely southern slaveholders As presidents cabinet officers and diplomats slaveholding leaders controlled the main levers of foreign policy inside an increasingly powerful American state This Vast Southern Empire explores the international vision and strategic operations of these southerners at the commanding heights of American politicsFor proslavery leaders like John. Once I started reading this book I couldn t get it out of my head it imbues my thinking about politics current and past and about people generally And not in a good way Karp does a phenomenal job of writing objectively about something monstrous Hannah Arendt s term the banality of evil just set itself on loop in the back of my mind and it continues to run back there Karp writes about slaveholders subordination of US domestic and foreign policy to the defense of slavery through perfectly routine capture of governmental institutions departments and agencies the entire process made possible by the deference and social and political acceptance of rich white men regardless of the odiousness of their cruel business Even those who were critical of or even abhorred slavery interacted with the slaveholders within social norms they might have decried criticized even mocked but always within the scope of accepted interactions The book made me grateful for the Civil War and the destruction if incomplete of this normalization of the obscene I fear though that the same kind of passive response to subversion of US institutions to the interests of a rich elite is happening again to a lesser but dangerous degree today accompanied by the same kinds of othering fear mongering distraction techniues and reliance on social niceties to dampen the response to unacceptable behaviors The book offers fair warning that there is no natural limit on many people s ability to justify the ugliest behavior towards others cruelties rooted in self interest and rationalized and defended with aggressive righteousness society itself must recognize challenge and reject such behaviors