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The F Street MessHow Southern Senators Rewrote the Kansas-Nebraska Act$
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Alice Elizabeth Malavasic

Print publication date: 2017

Print ISBN-13: 9781469635521

Published to North Carolina Scholarship Online: May 2018

DOI: 10.5149/northcarolina/9781469635521.001.0001

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(p.1) Introduction Conspiracy
The F Street Mess

Alice Elizabeth Malavasic

University of North Carolina Press

The chapter begins with a discussion of the arrest of Robert M.T. Hunter and other key members of the Confederacy in conjunction with the investigation into Abraham Lincoln’s assassination. The chapter also discusses Lincoln and the Republican Party’s rhetorical use of the slave power conspiracy thesis. It concludes with a historiographical overview of the thesis and the role played by the F Street Mess in the passage of the Kansas-Nebraska Act.

Keywords:   Slave Power, F Street Mess, Kansas-Nebraska Act, Slavery

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