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In the Shadow of Freedom: The Politics of Slavery in the National Capital - Perspectives on the History of Congress, 1801-1877 (Hardback)
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In the Shadow of Freedom: The Politics of Slavery in the National Capital - Perspectives on the History of Congress, 1801-1877 (Hardback)

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Hardback 272 Pages / Published: 13/06/2011
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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

Publisher: Ohio University Press
ISBN: 9780821419342
Number of pages: 272
Weight: 499 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 23 mm

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