The Politics of Slavery: Fiery National Debates Fueled by the Slave Economy

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Union troops dove for cover as cannons bombarded Fort Sumter on April 12, 1861. The Civil War had erupted. For over eighty years, the hot issue of slavery had been debated. In The Politics of Slavery, author Linda Jacobs Altman carefully explains how both politics and the economy influenced America's decisions on slavery.
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2004 Hard cover Good. Library binding. Paper over boards. 128 p. Contains: Illustrations. Slavery in American History. Intended for a young adult/teenage audience.

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Overview

Union troops dove for cover as cannons bombarded Fort Sumter on April 12, 1861. The Civil War had erupted. For over eighty years, the hot issue of slavery had been debated. In The Politics of Slavery, author Linda Jacobs Altman carefully explains how both politics and the economy influenced America's decisions on slavery.
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Gr 5-8-As these books look at the long and complex history of American slavery, they focus on individual yet still broad topics. These titles are consistently solid, with many informative period photographs and drawings, excerpts from primary-source documents, and strong back matter. Altman relates the beginning of "the peculiar institution" and the constitutional, historical, and political issues and figures surrounding it from 1619 to the ratification of the Thirteenth Amendment in 1865. Tapper's balanced treatment focuses on eight major figures, presenting multiple viewpoints of the issue from the 1700s and 1800s; their stories and words present a significant part of the history. Byers brings together the issues and their impact from 1865 to 2002 by discussing such topics as Reconstruction, sharecropping, Jim Crow, the Harlem Renaissance, Brown v. Board of Education, Malcolm X, Black Panthers, and reparation debates. The series format necessitates that the topics are not given the in-depth treatment that they deserve, but rather readers can see how the many and varied issues fit together contextually. Due to obvious curriculum needs and topical demand, these books will be useful in American-history collections.-Andrew Medlar, Chicago Public Library, IL Copyright 2004 Reed Business Information.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780766021501
  • Publisher: Enslow Publishers, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 10/28/2004
  • Series: Slavery in American History Series
  • Format: Library Binding
  • Pages: 128
  • Age range: 13 - 17 Years
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.28 (h) x 0.49 (d)

Table of Contents

Foreword 4
1 The Beginnings of American Slavery 7
2 From Servants to Slaves 18
3 Slavery and the Founding Freedoms 28
4 Compromise and the Constitution 40
5 Slavery in a Growing Nation 51
6 Missouri and the Westward Expansion 65
7 Slavery and Manifest Destiny 78
8 North and South: A Clash of Cultures 88
9 The Road to Disunion 99
Timeline 112
Chapter Notes 114
Glossary 123
Further Reading 124
Internet Addresses and Historic Sites 125
Index 126
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