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The Resource Slave nation : how slavery united the colonies & sparked the American Revolution, Alfred W. Blumrosen and Ruth G. Blumrosen ; introduction by Eleanor Holmes Norton

Slave nation : how slavery united the colonies & sparked the American Revolution, Alfred W. Blumrosen and Ruth G. Blumrosen ; introduction by Eleanor Holmes Norton

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Slave nation : how slavery united the colonies & sparked the American Revolution
Title
Slave nation
Title remainder
how slavery united the colonies & sparked the American Revolution
Statement of responsibility
Alfred W. Blumrosen and Ruth G. Blumrosen ; introduction by Eleanor Holmes Norton
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Language
eng
Summary
A controversial new interpretation of the causes of the American Revolution argues that the Somerset case of 1772, which freed a slave brought to England, convinced slaveholders in the southern American colonies that England intended to end slavery, resulting in the Virginia Resolution, which led to the first Continental Congress of 1774 and played a key role in the decision to fight for independence while perpetuating racial slavery as a problem that would plague the new nation
Summary
The authors (both law, Rutgers U.), begin by examining the Somerset case of 1772, which freed a slave brought to England. This decision convinced slaveholders in the southern American colonies that England intended to end slavery, resulting in the Virginia Resolution, which led to the first Continental Congress of 1774. Northern politicians, seeking support in the south, accepted the "immortal ambiguity" of slavery that came with them; when politicians came to a temporary compromise of sorts over slavery in the Northwest Ordinance, they invented tensions that could only be resolved in a civil war. The authors are convinced that slavery, far from being a temporary problem eventually resolve by war, include a commentary about how we should take actions toward correcting the inequities set in place by political compromise from the American Revolution onwards. Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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254295
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Blumrosen, Alfred W
Dewey number
973.3/11
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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Blumrosen, Ruth G
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True
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  • Slavery
  • United States
  • African Americans
  • American Revolution (1775-1783)
  • War
  • African Americans
  • Slavery
  • United States
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adult
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how slavery united the colonies & sparked the American Revolution
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Slave nation : how slavery united the colonies & sparked the American Revolution, Alfred W. Blumrosen and Ruth G. Blumrosen ; introduction by Eleanor Holmes Norton
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 267-273) and index
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Control code
ocm57007982
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xv, 336 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781402204005
Lccn
2004027271
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)57007982
Label
Slave nation : how slavery united the colonies & sparked the American Revolution, Alfred W. Blumrosen and Ruth G. Blumrosen ; introduction by Eleanor Holmes Norton
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 267-273) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocm57007982
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xv, 336 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781402204005
Lccn
2004027271
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)57007982

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