Slave Nation: How Slavery United The Colonies And Sparked The American Revolution

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Slave Nation: How Slavery United the Colonies and Sparked the American Revolution

"A radical, well-informed, and highly original reinterpretation of the place of slavery in the American War of Independence."-David Brion Davis, Yale University In 1772, the High Court in London brought about the conditions that would end slavery in England by freeing a black slave from Virginia named Somerset. This decision began a key facet of independence.Slave Nation is a fascinating account of the role slavery played in the drawing of the United States Constitution and in shaping the United States. At the Constitutional Convention, the South feared that the Northern states would leave the Convention over the issue of slavery. In a compromise, the Southern states agreed to slavery's prohibition north of the Ohio River, resulting in the Northwest Ordinance. This early national division would continue to escalate, eventually only reaching resolution through the Civil War.

Specification of Slave Nation: How Slavery United the Colonies and Sparked the American Revolution

GENERAL
AuthorAlfred Blumrosen
BindingPaperback
LanguageEnglish
Edition
ISBN-101402206976
ISBN-139781402206979
PublisherSourcebooks
Publication Year2006
DIMENSIONS
Height6 inch.
Length1.01 inch.
Width9 inch.
Weight1.55 pounds.

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