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A necessary evil? : slavery and the debate over the Constitution

Author: John P Kaminski; University of Wisconsin--Madison. Center for the Study of the American Constitution.
Publisher: Madison, WI : Madison House, 1995.
Series: Constitutional heritage series, v. 2.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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By the early decades of the nineteenth century, Americans wondered, if slavery had become a necessary evil - economically essential but morally reprehensible. A Necessary Evil? is divided into seven chapters: the first establishes the background forecord of in the new nation and sets the stage for the debate while the second chapter records the arguments over slavery from the Constitutional Convention. Chapters  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Necessary evil?
Madison, WI : Madison House, 1995
(OCoLC)604590462
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: John P Kaminski; University of Wisconsin--Madison. Center for the Study of the American Constitution.
ISBN: 0945612168 9780945612162 0945612338 9780945612339
OCLC Number: 32092358
Notes: "Published for the Center for the Study of the American Constitution."
Description: xi, 289 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: Laying slavery's foundations --
The Constitutional Convention and slavery --
New England debates slavery and the Constitution --
The Middle States debate slavery and the Constitution --
The South debates slavery and the Constitution --
Slavery and the new nation --
Slavery and the Founders : three perspectives.
Series Title: Constitutional heritage series, v. 2.
Responsibility: edited by John P. Kaminski.

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This collection of primary sources, including the complete record of slavery and the Constitiution's ratification, describes the transformation of white America's attitudes toward slavery and freedom  Read more...

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A splendid book far superior to any narrowly focused documents collection. -- William Van Deburg, author of Slavery and Race in American Popular Culture

 
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