The Northwest Ordinance: Essays on Its Formulation, Provisions, and Legacy (Paperback)Frederick D. Williams (editor)
Paperback Published: 15/05/2011
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Adoption of the Northwest Ordinance in 1787 ended a long and sometimes acrimonious debate over the question of how to organize and govern the western territories of the United States. Many eastern leaders viewed the Northwest Territory as a colonial possession, while freedom-loving settlers demanded local self- government. These essays address the ambiguities of the Ordinance, balance of power politics in North America, missionary activity in the territory, slavery, and higher education in the Old Northwest.
Publisher: Michigan State University Press
Weight: 272 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 13 mm
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