Slavery and the founders : race and liberty in the age of Jefferson / Paul Finkelman.

In Slavery and the Founders, Paul Finkelman addresses a central issue of the American founding: how the first generation of leaders of the United States dealt with the profoundly important question of human bondage. The book explores the tension between the professed idea of America as stated in the...

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Online Access: Full Text (via Taylor & Francis)
Main Author: Finkelman, Paul, 1949- (Author)
Format: eBook
Published: Abingdon, Oxon ; New York : Routledge, 2015.
Edition:Third edition.
Table of Contents:
  • Making a covenant with death : slavery and the Constitutional Convention
  • Slavery and the Northwest Ordinance, 1787 : a study in ambiguity
  • Evading the Ordinance : the persistence of bondage in Indiana and Illinois
  • Implementing the proslavery constitution : the adoption of the Fugitive Slave Law of 1793
  • Ending the African slave trade in the new nation
  • The problem of slavery in the age of federalism
  • "Treason against the hopes of the world" : Thomas Jefferson and slavery
  • Thomas Jefferson, Sally Hemings, and antislavery : historians and myths.