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TABLE OF CONTENTS.

HON. J. L. M. CURRY, LL. D.
 Legal Justification of the South in Secession 1-58
WILLIAM R. GARRETT.
 The South as a Factor in the Territorial Expansion of the United States 59-246

CHAPTER I. Territorial Expansion a Distinctive Feature in the history of the United States—The South a Leading Factor in this Policy

61

CHAPTER II. The Extension of the Territory of the United States and from the Alleghany Mountains to the Mississippi River and North of the Ohio River

72

CHAPTER III. Hostilities with France and the Acquisition of Louisiana

123

CHAPTER IV. The Second War with Great Britain—Spanish Complications—Spain Cedes Florida, and Her Claims to Oregon

160

CHAPTER V. Annexation of Texas—War with Mexico—Mexican Cessions—Oregon Treaty with Great Britain

205
CHAPTER VI. Confederate War—Acquisition of Alaska 239
BRIG-GEN. CLEMENT A. EVANS
 The Civil History of the Confederate States 247-570

CHAPTER I. The Settlement of 1850—Previous Sectional Questions—Origin of the Terms North and South—Extent of "Old South"—Sectional Rivalries—Slaveholding Nearly Universal—Objected to by the South and Insisted on by the Slave Traders—"Profit and Loss"—and not Conscience—Causes which Necessitate the Confederate States

249

CHAPTER II. First Organized Attack—Garrison the Original and Able Representative—Politicians Embrace Sectionalism—National Rebuke and Fight Against the Greatness of the Union by the Sectionalists—Secession Threatened—Mexican War and its Results—Sudden and Fierce Attacks on Southern Policy in 1849-50—The South's Pacific Sentiment—Union Imperiled by Men of Sectional Views—Clay and Webster, Douglas and Davis Work Together for a National Settlement—The Compromise of 1850

263

CHAPTER III. Political Alignment in 1852—Democrat, Whig and Freesoiler—The Settlement of 1850 Ratified—Pierce President—Nullification Measures in Northern States—Renewal of Agitation by Freesoilers—Shadows Showing a Coming Event—Sectional Discord Necessary to the Freesoil Faction—Kansas Troubles and Emigrant Aid Societies—The Shaping of a Party Strictly Northern—Local Successes

277

CHAPTER IV. Sectional Convention of 1850—Aggressive Assault on the Union by the Fremont Party—Its Strength Alarms the South—"All New England Solid"—Southern