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The Resource No property in man : slavery and antislavery at the nation's founding, Sean Wilentz

No property in man : slavery and antislavery at the nation's founding, Sean Wilentz

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No property in man : slavery and antislavery at the nation's founding
Title
No property in man
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slavery and antislavery at the nation's founding
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Sean Wilentz
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Language
eng
Summary
Americans revere the Constitution even as they argue fiercely over its original toleration of racial slavery. Some historians have charged that slaveholders actually enshrined human bondage at the nation's founding. Sean Wilentz shares the dismay but sees the Constitution and slavery differently. Although the proslavery side won important concessions, he asserts, antislavery impulses also influenced the framers' work. Far from covering up a crime against humanity, the Constitution restricted slavery's legitimacy under the new national government. In time, that limitation would open the way for the creation of an antislavery politics that led to Southern secession, the Civil War, and Emancipation. Wilentz's controversial reconsideration upends orthodox views of the Constitution. He describes the document as a tortured paradox that abided slavery without legitimizing it. This paradox lay behind the great political battles that fractured the nation over the next seventy years. As Southern Fire-eaters invented a proslavery version of the Constitution, antislavery advocates, including Abraham Lincoln and Frederick Douglass, proclaimed an antislavery version based on the framers' refusal to validate property in man. No Property in Man invites fresh debate about the political and legal struggles over slavery that began during the Revolution and concluded with the Confederacy's defeat. It drives straight to the heart of the most contentious and enduring issue in all of American history.--
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Wilentz, Sean
Dewey number
342.7308/7
Index
index present
LC call number
KF4545.S5
LC item number
W57 2018
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
The Nathan I. Huggins lectures
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  • Slavery
  • Antislavery movements
  • Constitutional history
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No property in man : slavery and antislavery at the nation's founding, Sean Wilentz
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Publication
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 271-336) and index
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volume
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rdacarrier
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text
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rdacontent
Contents
Slavery, property, and emancipation in Revolutionary America -- The federal convention and the curse of heaven -- Slavery, antislavery, and the struggle for ratification -- To the Missouri Crisis -- Antislavery, the Constitution, and the coming of the Civil War
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
xviii, 350 pages
Isbn
9780674972223
Lccn
2018006851
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • 1658711
  • (DLC) 2018006851
  • 1658711
Label
No property in man : slavery and antislavery at the nation's founding, Sean Wilentz
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 271-336) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Slavery, property, and emancipation in Revolutionary America -- The federal convention and the curse of heaven -- Slavery, antislavery, and the struggle for ratification -- To the Missouri Crisis -- Antislavery, the Constitution, and the coming of the Civil War
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
xviii, 350 pages
Isbn
9780674972223
Lccn
2018006851
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • 1658711
  • (DLC) 2018006851
  • 1658711

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