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In the Shadow of Freedom - The Politics of Slavery in the National Capital (Hardcover) Loot Price: R546
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In the Shadow of Freedom - The Politics of Slavery in the National Capital (Hardcover): Paul Finkelman, Donald R Kennon

In the Shadow of Freedom - The Politics of Slavery in the National Capital (Hardcover)

Paul Finkelman, Donald R Kennon; Contributions by Jonathan H. Earle, Stanley Harrold, Mitch Kachun, Mary K. Ricks, James B. Stewart, Susan Zaeske, David Zarefsky, A. Glenn Crothers

Series: Perspectives on the History of Congress, 1801-1877

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Few images of early America were more striking, and jarring, than that of slaves in the capital city of the world's most important free republic. Black slaves served and sustained the legislators, bureaucrats, jurists, cabinet officials, military leaders, and even the presidents who lived and worked there. While slaves quietly kept the nation's capital running smoothly, lawmakers debated the place of slavery in the nation, the status of slavery in the territories newly acquired from Mexico, and even the legality of the slave trade in itself. This volume, with essays by some of the most distinguished historians in the nation, explores the twin issues of how slavery made life possible in the District of Columbia and how lawmakers in the district regulated slavery in the nation. Contributors: David Brion Davis, Mary Beth Corrigan, A. Glenn Crothers, Jonathan Earle, Stanley Harrold, Mitch Kachun, Mary K. Ricks, James B. Stewart, Susan Zaeske, David Zarefsky

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Imprint: Ohio University Press
Country of origin: United States
Series: Perspectives on the History of Congress, 1801-1877
Release date: May 2011
First published: May 2011
Editors: Paul Finkelman • Donald R Kennon
Contributors: Jonathan H. Earle • Stanley Harrold • Mitch Kachun • Mary K. Ricks • James B. Stewart • Susan Zaeske • David Zarefsky • A. Glenn Crothers
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 23mm (L x W x T)
Format: Hardcover - Cloth over boards
Pages: 272
ISBN-13: 978-0-8214-1934-2
Categories: Books > Humanities > History
Books > Social sciences > Politics & government
Books > Humanities > History > American history
Books > Social sciences > Politics & government > Political control & freedoms
Books > Humanities > History > American history > General
Books > Social sciences > Politics & government > Political control & freedoms > Slavery & emancipation
Books > History > American history
Books > History > American history > General
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LSN: 0-8214-1934-X
Barcode: 9780821419342

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