Slavery in the Upper Mississippi Valley, 1787-1865: A History of Human Bondage in Illinois, Iowa, Minnesota and Wisconsin

Slavery in the Upper Mississippi Valley, 1787-1865: A History of Human Bondage in Illinois, Iowa, Minnesota and Wisconsin

by Christopher P. Lehman

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780786458721
Publisher: McFarland & Company, Incorporated Publishers
Publication date: 02/24/2011
Pages: 228
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Christopher P. Lehman is a professor of ethnic studies at St. Cloud State University in St. Cloud, Minnesota, and the author of three books about American popular culture.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments vi

Introduction 1

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

Conclusion 195

Chapter Notes 203

Bibliography 209

Index 217

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