Contesting Slavery: The Politics of Bondage and Freedom in the New American Nation

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Recent scholarship on slavery and politics between 1776 and 1840 has wholly revised historians' understanding of the problem of slavery in American politics. Contesting Slavery builds on the best of that literature to reexamine the politics of slavery in revolutionary America and the early republic. The original essays collected here analyze the Revolutionary era and the early republic on their own terms to produce fresh insights into the politics of slavery before 1840. The collection forces historians to rethink the ...

Contesting Slavery: The Politics of Bondage and Freedom in the New American Nation 2012, University of Virginia Press, Charlottesville

ISBN-13: 9780813933054

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Contesting Slavery: The Politics of Bondage and Freedom in the New American Nation 2011, University of Virginia Press, Charlottesville

ISBN-13: 9780813931050

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