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Davis, Jefferson (1808-1889) Relations of states. Speech of the Hon. Jefferson Davis, of Mississippi, delivered in the Senate of the United States, May 7th, 1860, on the resolutions submitted by him on 1st of March, 1860.

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC08477 Author/Creator: Davis, Jefferson (1808-1889) Place Written: Baltimore, Maryland Type: Pamphlet Date: circa 1860 Pagination: 15 p. ; 22.5 x 15 cm.

Summary of Content: The resolutions submitted and discussed reaffirmed the legality of slavery and states' rights, championed the doctrine of popular sovereignty, and called for faithful observance of fugitive slave laws, among other things. Offers a constitutional and legal history in defense of the resolutions. Printed by John Murphy & Co.

Background Information:

People: Davis, Jefferson, 1808-1889

Historical Era: National Expansion and Reform, 1815-1860

Subjects: States' RightsSlaveryAfrican American HistoryConfederate General or LeaderLawGovernment and CivicsUS ConstitutionFugitive Slave ActRunaway Slave

Sub Era: Age of Jackson

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