A necessary evil?: slavery and the debate over the Constitution

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This collection of primary sources describes the transformation of American attitudes toward slavery and freedom from the idealistic beginnings of the Revolution to the harsh realities of nationhood.

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Lay1ng Slaverys Foundat1ons
The Const1tut1onal Convent1on and Slavery
New England Debates Slavery and the Const1tut1on

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John P. Kaminski, Gaspare J. Saladino, and Richard Leffler have been editing the series since 1970. Charles H. Schoenleber joined the staff in 1987.

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