University Press of Kansas
Fresh Perspective on Popular Sovereignty
Most historians know “popular sovereignty" as a political formula devised by Democrats of the 1850s to straddle the territorial dispute that threatened to split their party and the Union. Instead of barring slavery in the West as demanded by sup....
"The Failure of Popular Sovereignty: Slavery, Manifest Destiny, and the Radicalization of Southern Politics,"
Civil War Book Review: Vol. 15
Available at: https://digitalcommons.lsu.edu/cwbr/vol15/iss1/26