New PDF release: Contesting Slavery: The Politics of Bondage and Freedom in

By John Craig Hammond,Matthew Mason

Recent scholarship on slavery and politics among 1776 and 1840 has
totally revised historians’ realizing of the matter of slavery in American politics.
Contesting Slavery builds at the better of that literature to reexamine the
politics of slavery in progressive the US and the early republic.

The
unique essays accrued the following research the progressive period and the early republic on their own
phrases to provide clean insights into the politics of slavery ahead of 1840. the gathering forces
historians to reconsider the a number of meanings of slavery and antislavery to a extensive array of
americans, from loose and enslaved African american citizens to proslavery ideologues, from northern
farmers to northern lady reformers, from minor social gathering functionaries to political luminaries
resembling Henry Clay.

The essays additionally delineate the a number of methods slavery
sustained clash and consensus in neighborhood, neighborhood, and nationwide politics. within the end,
Contesting Slavery either establishes the abiding presence of slavery and
sectionalism in American political lifestyles and demanding situations historians’ long-standing
assumptions concerning the position, that means, and importance of slavery in American politics between
the innovative and antebellum eras.

Contributors:
Rachel wish Cleves, collage of Victoria * David F. Ericson, George Mason college *
John Craig Hammond, Penn country collage, New Kensington * Matthew Mason, Brigham Young
college * Richard Newman, Rochester Institute of know-how * James Oakes, CUNY
Graduate heart * Peter S. Onuf, college of Virginia * Robert G. Parkinson, Shepherd
collage * Donald J. Ratcliffe, college of Oxford * Padraig Riley, Dalhousie
college * Edward B. Rugemer, Yale college * Brian Schoen, Ohio collage *
Andrew Shankman, Rutgers college, Camden * George William Van Cleve, collage of
Virginia * Eva Sheppard Wolf, San Francisco nation University

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