Slavery and the Founders: Race and Liberty in the Age of Jefferson
A study of the attitudes of the founding fathers toward slavery. This revised text examines the views of Thomas Jefferson reflected in his life and writings and those of other founders as expressed in sources such as the Constitution, the Constituional Convention and the Northwest Ordinance.
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Making a Covenant with Death Slavery and the Constitutional Convention
Slavery and the Northwest Ordinance 1787 A Study in Ambiguity
Evading the Ordinance The Persistence of Bondage in Indiana and Illinois
Implementing the Proslavery Constitution The Adoption of the Fugitive Slave Law of 1793
The Problem of Slavery in the Age of Federalism
Treason Against the Hopes of the World Thomas Jefferson and Slavery
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