Table of contents for Slavemaster president : the double career of James Polk / William Dusinberre.

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               The Polk Family Tree xi
                 Some Polk Slaves xiii

                 INTRODUCTION 3

                 I SLAVEMASTER

            1 A Market for Labor Power 11
               2 Flight (I) Tennessee 23
       3 Flight (II) The Mississippi Plantation 33
                     4 Profit 49
           5  The Nature of the Regime  55
           6 The Spirit of Governance 71
               7 Births and Deaths go
            8  Family and Community   100
                  9 Privileges 107

                  II PRESIDENT

10 Polk's Early Response to the Antislavery Movement 9ig
          11  Texas and the Mexican War  130
              12 Slavery and Union 141
                 13 Alternatives 153

        EPILOGUE: Slavery and the Civil War 167

                   Appendixes 175
                      Notes 201
                Select Bibliography 245
                      Index 253


Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication: Polk, James K, (James Knox), 1795-1849, Presidents United States Biography, Polk, James K, (James Knox), 1795-1849 Views on slavery, Polk, James K, (James Knox), 1795-1849 Relations with slaves, Plantation owners Tennessee Biography, Plantation owners Mississippi Biography, Slavery Tennessee History 19th century, Slavery Mississippi History 19th century