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A study of the attitudes of the founding fathers toward slavery. This revised text examines the views of Thomas Jefferson reflected in his life and writings and those of other founders as expressed in sources such as the Constitution, the Constituional Convention and the Northwest Ordinance.
|1||Making a Covenant with Death: Slavery and the Constitutional Convention||3|
|2||Slavery and the Northwest Ordinance, 1787: A Study in Ambiguity||3|
|3||Evading of Ordinance: The Persistence of Bondage in Indiana and Illinois||58|
|4||Implementing the Proslavery Constitution: The Adoption of the Fugitive Slave Law of 1793||81|
|5||The Problem of Slavery in the Age of Federalism||105|
|6||"Treason Against the Hopes of the World": Thomas Jefferson and Slavery||129|
|7||Thomas Jefferson, Sally Hemings, and Antislavery: Historians and Myths||163|
|About the Author||297|
Posted March 12, 2011
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