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Slavery's Constitution: From Revolution to Ratification - Waldstreicher, David
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Taking on decades of received wisdom, David Waldstreicher has written the first book to recognize slavery's place at the heart of the U.S. Constitution. Famously, the Constitution never mentions slavery. And yet, of its eighty-four clauses, six were directly concerned with slaves and the interests of their owners. Five other clauses had implications for slavery that were considered and debated by the delegates to the 1787 Constitutional Convention and the citizens of the states during ratification. This peculiar institution ...

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Slavery's Constitution: From Revolution to Ratification 2010, Hill & Wang, New York

ISBN-13: 9780809016501

Trade paperback

Slavery's Constitution: From Revolution to Ratification 2009, Hill & Wang, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9780809094530

Hardcover