Table of Contents
I The Road Backpage 3
II "This New and Mighty Question"page 32
III "Polk and Texas!"page 67
IV Young Hickorypage 108
V The Cabinet and Texaspage 162
VI The Continental Visionpage 213
VII The Long, Hot Summerpage 267
VIII The Representatives of the Peoplepage 310
IX Oregonpage 357
X A Hard War Averted—and An Easy War Gainedpage 398
XI Congress Toes the Linepage 445
About the author
Charles Grier Sellers (born Charlotte, North Carolina) is an American historian.
He taught at the University of California, Berkeley, and Princeton University. He was a member of the Southern Historical Association.
He was arrested in the Jackson, Mississippi airport on 21 July 1961, as a part of the Freedom Rides (profiled in Breach of Peace: Portraits of the 1961 Mississippi Freedom Riders).