Slaves accompanied presidential appointees serving as soldiers or federal officials in the Upper Mississippi, worked in federally supported mines, and openly accompanied southern travelers. Entrepreneurs from the East Coast started pro-slavery riverfront communities in Illinois, Wisconsin, Iowa, and Minnesota to woo vacationing slaveholders.
Midwestern slaves joined their southern counterparts in suffering family separations, beatings, auctions, and other indignities that accompanied status as chattel. This revealing work explores all facets of the “peculiar institution” in this peculiar location and its impact on the social and political development of the United States.
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Table of Contents
Chapter 1 Slavery in the Northwest Territory 5
Chapter 2 The Politics of Indentured Servitude: Slavery in Illinois 27
Chapter 3 Miners and Soldiers: Slavery in Wisconsin 59
Chapter 4 Migrating Southerners: Slavery in Iowa 85
Chapter 5 Hoteliers and Local Slaveholders: Slavery in Minnesota 114
Chapter 6 Dred Scott and the Boom in Upper Mississippi Slavery 142
Chapter 7 Upper Mississippi Slavery in the Civil War Years 170
Chapter Notes 203