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The F Street Mess: How Southern Senators Rewrote the Kansas-Nebraska Act

Alice Elizabeth Malavasic


Pushing back against the idea that the Slave Power conspiracy was merely an ideological construction, Alice Elizabeth Malavasic argues that some southern politicians in the 1850s did indeed hold an inordinate amount of power in the antebellum Congress and used it to foster the interests of slavery. Malavasic focuses her argument on Senators David Rice Atchison of Missouri, Andrew Pickens Butler of South Carolina, and Robert M.T. Hunter and James Murray Mason of Virginia, known by their contemporaries as the “F Street Mess” for the location of the house they shared. Unlike the earlier and bette ... More

Keywords: Slave Power, slavery, United States Congress, United States Senate, Secession, Kansas-Nebraska Act, F Street Mess

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2017 Print ISBN-13: 9781469635521
Published to North Carolina Scholarship Online: May 2018 DOI:10.5149/northcarolina/9781469635521.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Alice Elizabeth Malavasic, author
Hudson Valley Community College