Slavery's Constitution: From Revolution to Ratification
The Constitution dances around the issue of slavery half a dozen times from the prelude to the amendments, but the world 'slavery' is never used and its regulation is certainly not included. Historically speaking, this is curious because most of the signers of the Declaration ...more
The first constitution – the Articles of Confederation – had created the de facto basis of a central government in 1777, providing the foundation for the Continental Congress in the early phase of the Revolution. The federal government that resulted was relativ ...more
A more detailed look at the role slavery played in the creation of the constitution, but a rather quick read. The book breaks down things into three sections: a look at how things exist under the Articles of Confederation and how slavery affects that; a discussion of the great compromises during the constitutional convention; and a look at the peoples response to those compromises during the ratification process.
While the book does a good job covering the major points of the argument that slaver...more
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