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The Thirteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution, passed in 1865, has long been viewed as a definitive break with the nation’s past by abolishing slavery and ushering in an inexorable march toward black freedom. Slaves of the State presents a stunning counterhistory to this linear narrative of racial, social, and legal progress in America.

Dennis Childs argues tha
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Hardcover, 280 pages
Published February 27th 2015 by Univ Of Minnesota Press (first published February 15th 2015)
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