The Southern Vision of a Vast Empire of Slavery

Here’s a podcast hosted by Professor Edward T. O’Donnell of Holy Cross College called “Life in the Past Lane.” The guest is historian Matthew Karp, Assistant Professor of History at Princeton University. They talk about Professor Karp’s book, This Vast Southern Empire: Slaveholders at the Helm of American Foreign Policy. This is an excellent discussion about how slaveholders in charge of American foreign policy sought to expand slavery by acquiring new territory for the United States and to protect slavery in Brazil and Cuba.

You can access the podcast here.


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