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Slave nation : how slavery united the colonies & sparked the American Revolution / Alfred W. Blumrosen and Ruth G. Blumrosen ; introduction by Eleanor Holmes Norton.

Author/Creator:
Blumrosen, Alfred W.
Publication:
Naperville, Ill. : Sourcebooks, c2005.
Format/Description:
Book
xv, 336 p., [16] p. of plates : ill., maps ; 24 cm.
Subjects:
Slavery -- United States -- History -- 18th century.
United States -- History -- Revolution, 1775-1783 -- Causes.
African Americans -- History -- To 1863.
Contents:
Somerset's journey sparks the American Revolution
The tinderbox
Virginia responds to the Somerset Decision
The Virginia Resolution unites the Colonies and leads to the First Continental Congress in 1774
John Adams supports the South on slavery
Colonies claim independence from Parliament
The immortal ambiguity "all men are created equal"
The Articles of Confederation reject Somerset and protect slavery
The lure of the West : slavery protected in the Territories
Deadlock over slavery in the Constitutional Convention
A slave-free Northwest Territory
Cementing the bargain : ratification by Virginia and the First Congress
How then should we view the Founding Fathers?
Notes:
Includes bibliographical references (p. [267]-273) and index.
Contributor:
Blumrosen, Ruth G.
ISBN:
1402204000 (alk. paper)
OCLC:
57007982
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