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Slavery and Sectional Strife in the Early American Republic, 1776-1821 (review)

Slavery and Sectional Strife in the Early American Republic, 1776-1821 (review) REVIEWS was. Heller says Nullification's seedbed was James Madison's 1798 Virginia Resolutions, but he does not mention that during the Nullification Controversy, Madison vigorously denied fathering state interposition, a denial that merits mention. Despite these missteps, Heller's work provides an excellent portrait of an important American leader, a reminder that modern Americans are too often prisoners of the notion that only presidents have made significant differences in the nation's history. Je anne T. H eid ler is professor of history at the United States Air Force Academy. She is the coauthor of Henry Clay: The Essential American (New York, 2010) and has written extensively on the United States military and politics in the early republic. Slavery and Sectional Strife in the Early American Republic, 1776­ 1821. By Gary Kornblith. (Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield, 2010. Pp. 165. Paper, $21.95.) Reviewed by Eva Sheppard Wolf In writing the introduction to this teaching book, the first in Rowman & Littlefield's American Controversies Series, Gary Kornblith faced a considerable intellectual challenge: how to tell a coherent story while explaining how historians have disagreed over many of that story's parts. Kornblith succeeds impressively well at balancing these opposing demands as he narrates http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Journal of the Early Republic University of Pennsylvania Press

Slavery and Sectional Strife in the Early American Republic, 1776-1821 (review)

Journal of the Early Republic , Volume 32 (2) – May 5, 2012

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REVIEWS was. Heller says Nullification's seedbed was James Madison's 1798 Virginia Resolutions, but he does not mention that during the Nullification Controversy, Madison vigorously denied fathering state interposition, a denial that merits mention. Despite these missteps, Heller's work provides an excellent portrait of an important American leader, a reminder that modern Americans are too often prisoners of the notion that only presidents have made significant differences in the nation's history. Je anne T. H eid ler is professor of history at the United States Air Force Academy. She is the coauthor of Henry Clay: The Essential American (New York, 2010) and has written extensively on the United States military and politics in the early republic. Slavery and Sectional Strife in the Early American Republic, 1776­ 1821. By Gary Kornblith. (Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield, 2010. Pp. 165. Paper, $21.95.) Reviewed by Eva Sheppard Wolf In writing the introduction to this teaching book, the first in Rowman & Littlefield's American Controversies Series, Gary Kornblith faced a considerable intellectual challenge: how to tell a coherent story while explaining how historians have disagreed over many of that story's parts. Kornblith succeeds impressively well at balancing these opposing demands as he narrates

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Journal of the Early RepublicUniversity of Pennsylvania Press

Published: May 5, 2012

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