Slave Country: American Expansion and the Origins of the Deep South

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This book tells the tragic story of the expansion of slavery in the new United States. In the wake of the American Revolution, slavery gradually disappeared from the northern states and the importation of captive Africans was prohibited. Yet, at the same time, the country's slave population grew, new plantation crops appeared, and several new slave states joined the Union. Rothman explores how slavery flourished in a new nation dedicated to the principle of equality among free men, and reveals the enormous consequences of U ...

Slave Country: American Expansion and the Origins of the Deep South 2007, Harvard University Press, Cambridge

ISBN-13: 9780674024168

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Slave Country: American Expansion and the Origins of the Deep South 2005, Harvard University Press, Cambridge, MA

ISBN-13: 9780674016743

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