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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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The Power to Repeal

The Power to Repeal

(p.111) Chapter Five The Power to Repeal
The F Street Mess

Alice Elizabeth Malavasic

University of North Carolina Press

This chapter examines how the F Street Mess managed the floor debate and passage of the Kansas-Nebraska bill in the United States Senate. The chapter pays particular attention to Douglas and the Mess’ institutional control and procedural knowledge versus the opposition’s lack thereof.

Keywords:   Kansas-Nebraska, Stephen Douglas, F Street Mess, Whigs, Democrats, United States Senate, slavery, William Seward, Salmon Chase, Missouri Compromise

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