Mr. McClanahan – I picked up on our forum author’s original error in taking your statement to include the entirety of the Southern states and territories. You did state that you were referring to the West, which was your entire point, in stressing that the North was looking to suppress southern influence and slavery was their leverage to box in the South.
I, however, am also looking for a citation on this. I’m actually working on two different papers encompassing this same time period. A citation for this would certainly help me expand on this point and bring it into context, even in my own understanding.
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