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The Northwest Ordinance [electronic resource] : essays on its formulation, provisions, and legacy / edited by Frederick D. Williams.

Publication:
East Lansing, Mich. : Michigan State University Press, 1989, c1988.
Format/Description:
Book
1 online resource (157 p.)
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Subjects:
Northwest, Old -- History -- 1775-1865.
United States. Ordinance of 1787.
Form/Genre:
Electronic books.
Language:
English
Summary:

Adoption of the Northwest Ordinance in 1787 ended a long and sometimes acrimonious debate over the question of how to organize and govern the western territories of the United States. Many eastern leaders viewed the Northwest Territory as a colonial possession, while freedom-loving settlers demanded local self- government. These essays address the ambiguities of the Ordinance, balance of power politics in North America, missionary activity in the territory, slavery, and higher education in the Old Northwest.

Contents:
Contents; Acknowledgments; Introduction; Ambiguous Achievement: The Northwest Ordinance; The Northwest Ordinance and the Balance of Power in North America; Battling Infidelity, Heathenism, and Licentiousness: New England Missions and the Post-Revolutionary Frontier, 1792-1805; Slavery and Bondage in the "Empire of Liberty"; The Development of Public Universities in the Old Northwest; Appendix; Bibliography; Index
Notes:
Includes index.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contributor:
Williams, Frederick D.
ISBN:
1-62895-216-4
0-87013-969-X
OCLC:
569942545