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No Property in Man: Slavery and Antislavery at the Nation’s Founding, With a New Preface
by Sean Wilentz
Harvard University Press, 2019
eISBN: 978-0-674-24410-8 | Paper: 978-0-674-24142-8

ABOUT THIS BOOK | TOC
ABOUT THIS BOOK
Driving straight to the heart of the most contentious issue in American history, Sean Wilentz argues controversially that, far from concealing a crime against humanity, the U.S. Constitution limited slavery’s legitimacy—a limitation which in time inspired the antislavery politics that led to Southern secession, the Civil War, and Emancipation.
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