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Slaveholding Republic [electronic resource] : An Account of the United States Government's Relations to Slavery

Author/Creator:
Fehrenbacher, Don E.
Publication:
New York ; Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2001.
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Book
1 online resource (481 p.)
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Subjects:
Slavery -- Political aspects -- History -- 18th century -- United States.
Slavery -- Government policy -- History -- 19th century -- United States.
Reconstruction (U.S. history, 1865-1877) -- Legal status, laws, etc.
Constitutional history -- Legal status, laws, etc -- History.
African Americans.
Local subjects:
African Americans -- Legal status, laws, etc. -- History -- 18th century. (search)
African Americans -- Legal status, laws, etc. -- History -- 19th century. (search)
Constitutional history -- United States. (search)
Reconstruction (U.S. history, 1865-1877). (search)
Slavery -- Government policy -- United States -- History. (search)
Slavery -- Political aspects -- United States -- History. (search)
United States -- Politics and government -- 1775-1783. (search)
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Electronic books.
Language:
English
Summary:
Many leading historians have argued that the Constitution of the United States was a proslavery document. But in The Slaveholding Republic, one of America's most eminent historians refutes this claim in a landmark history that stretches from the Continental Congress to the Presidency of Abraham Lincoln. Fehrenbacher shows that the Constitution itself was more or less neutral on the issue of slavery and that, in the antebellum period, the idea that the Constitution protected slavery was hotly debated (many Northerners would concede only that slavery was protected by state law, not by federal la
Contents:
CONTENTS; PREFACE; 1 INTRODUCTION; 2 SLAVERY AND THE FOUNDING OF THE REPUBLIC; 3 SLAVERY IN THE NATIONAL CAPITAL; 4 SLAVERY IN AMERICAN FOREIGN RELATIONS; 5 THE AFRICAN SLAVE TRADE, 1789 TO 1842; 6 THE AFRICAN SLAVE TRADE, 1842 TO 1862; 7 THE FUGITIVE SLAVE PROBLEM TO 1850; 8 THE FUGITIVE SLAVE PROBLEM, 1850 TO 1864; 9 SLAVERY IN THE FEDERAL TERRITORIES; 10 THE REPUBLICAN REVOLUTION; 11 CONCLUSION; NOTES; INDEX;
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Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contributor:
McAfee, Ward M.
ISBN:
0-19-028912-0
1-280-65539-9
0-19-803247-1
1-60256-719-0
OCLC:
560020410