Political Debates on Slavery

Political Debates on Slavery

by Linda Jacobs Altman, Suzanne Cloud Tapper




Slavery grew from an informal system of bondage to a social institution. Along the way, it became the foundation of the Southern economy and way of life. As abolitionists fought to end slavery and influential Southerners fought to keep it, it became a political issue that spurred a civil war and changed the government, as well as American society.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780766075511
Publisher: Enslow Publishing
Publication date: 08/28/2016
Pages: 128
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range: 11 - 17 Years

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 American Slavery Begins 6

Chapter 2 The Changing Face of Servitude 18

Chapter 3 The Founding Freedoms 30

Chapter 4 Constitutional Compromise 42

Chapter 5 Growing Nation 53

Chapter 6 Westward Expansion 65

Chapter 7 Manifest Destiny 76

Chapter 6 A Clash of Cultures 86

Chapter 9 The Road to War 97

Timeline 107

Chapter Notes 110

Glossary 118

Further Reading 120

Index 123

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