Slavery and the Founders

Slavery and the Founders

This revised text examines the views of Thomas Jefferson reflected in his life and writings and those of other founders as expressed in sources such as the Constitution, the Constituional Convention and the Northwest Ordinance.

Author: Paul Finkelman

Publisher: M.E. Sharpe

ISBN: 0765628384

Category: History

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A study of the attitudes of the founding fathers toward slavery. This revised text examines the views of Thomas Jefferson reflected in his life and writings and those of other founders as expressed in sources such as the Constitution, the Constituional Convention and the Northwest Ordinance.
Categories: History

Slavery and the Founders

Slavery and the Founders

"It deserves a wide readership.

Author: Paul Finkelman

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: UOM:39015038407774

Category: History

Page: 227

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"It deserves a wide readership. Anyone who wants to talk intelligently about the history of slavery and ideas about race in the nation's history should feel compelled to come to terms with his book". -- Society for the History of the Early Republic and H-Net on internet
Categories: History

Slavery Historiography

Slavery   Historiography

First Published in 1990. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Author: Paul Finkelman

Publisher: Garland Science

ISBN: 9781135804930

Category: History

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First Published in 1990. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
Categories: History

Millard Fillmore

Millard Fillmore

In this eye-opening biography, the legal scholar and historian Paul Finkelman reveals how Millard Fillmore's response to the crisis he inherited set the country on a dangerous path that led to the Civil War.

Author: Paul Finkelman

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 1429923016

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 192

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The oddly named president whose shortsightedness and stubbornness fractured the nation and sowed the seeds of civil war In the summer of 1850, America was at a terrible crossroads. Congress was in an uproar over slavery, and it was not clear if a compromise could be found. In the midst of the debate, President Zachary Taylor suddenly took ill and died. The presidency, and the crisis, now fell to the little-known vice president from upstate New York. In this eye-opening biography, the legal scholar and historian Paul Finkelman reveals how Millard Fillmore's response to the crisis he inherited set the country on a dangerous path that led to the Civil War. He shows how Fillmore stubbornly catered to the South, alienating his fellow Northerners and creating a fatal rift in the Whig Party, which would soon disappear from American politics—as would Fillmore himself, after failing to regain the White House under the banner of the anti-immigrant and anti-Catholic "Know Nothing" Party. Though Fillmore did have an eye toward the future, dispatching Commodore Matthew Perry on the famous voyage that opened Japan to the West and on the central issues of the age—immigration, religious toleration, and most of all slavery—his myopic vision led to the destruction of his presidency, his party, and ultimately, the Union itself.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Slavery the Law

Slavery   the Law

Paul Finkelman , Slavery and the Founders : Race and Liberty in the Age of Jefferson ( Armonk , N.Y .: M. E. Sharpe , 1996 ) , 80-104 . 13. 4 Annals of Cong . 2024 . 14. These states , along with Virginia , had been the only ones to ...

Author: Paul Finkelman

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 0742521192

Category: History

Page: 465

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In this book, prominent historians of slavery and legal scholars analyze the intricate relationship between slavery, race, and the law from the earliest Black Codes in colonial America to the passage of the Fugitive Slave Law and the Dred Scott decision prior to the Civil War. Slavery & the Law's wide-ranging essays focus on comparative slave law, auctioneering practices, rules of evidence, and property rights, as well as issues of criminality, punishment, and constitutional law.
Categories: History

Defending Slavery Proslavery Thought in the Old South

Defending Slavery  Proslavery Thought in the Old South

In this volume, Paul Finkelman presents a representative selection of proslavery thought and includes an introduction that explores the history of slavery and the debate over it. His headnotes supply a rich context for each reading.

Author: Paul Finkelman

Publisher: Bedford/St. Martin's

ISBN: 0312133278

Category: History

Page: 228

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Within decades of the American Revolution, the Northern states had either ended slavery or provided for its gradual abolition. Slavery, however, was entrenched in the South and remained integral to American politics and culture. Nationally, it was protected by the U.S. Constitution, federal laws, and Supreme Court decisions, and slaveowners dominated all three branches of the federal government. From the time of the Revolution until the Civil War (and beyond), Southern thinkers offered a variety of proslavery arguments. This body of thought—based on religion, politics and law, economics, history, philosophy, expediency, and science—offers invaluable insights into how slavery shaped American history and continues to affect American society. In this volume, Paul Finkelman presents a representative selection of proslavery thought and includes an introduction that explores the history of slavery and the debate over it. His headnotes supply a rich context for each reading. The volume also includes a chronology, a selected bibliography, and illustrations.
Categories: History

Slavery North West

Slavery North   West

First Published in 1990. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Author: Paul Finkelman

Publisher: Garland Science

ISBN: 9781135806057

Category: History

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First Published in 1990. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
Categories: History

Dred Scott v Sandford

Dred Scott v  Sandford

This new edition also contains Questions for Consideration, an updated Selected Bibliography, and a Chronology of Events Related to Dred Scott.

Author: Paul Finkelman

Publisher: Macmillan Higher Education

ISBN: 9781319049997

Category: History

Page: 256

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Perhaps no other Supreme Court decision has had the political impact of Dred Scott v. Sandford. Using a variety of documents that reflect regional opinions and political debates, Paul Finkelman examines the 1857 decision that helped set in motion the events that eventually led to a new birth of freedom and the abolition of slavery in the United States. A revised Introduction reveals new understandings of the case and recently discovered evidence about Dred Scott, his wife Harriet, his owners, his lawyers, and the history of freedom suits in Missouri. New text sources include President James Buchanan's inaugural address and the post-Civil War Amendments, which collectively reversed the major holdings in Dred Scott. This new edition also contains Questions for Consideration, an updated Selected Bibliography, and a Chronology of Events Related to Dred Scott.
Categories: History

The Routledge History of Nineteenth Century America

The Routledge History of Nineteenth Century America

Most of Finkelman's articles from the 1980s and 1990s were collected in Paul Finkelman, Slavery and the Founders: Race and Liberty in the Age of Jefferson (Armonk, NY: M.E. Sharpe, 1996), and expanded in subsequent editions.

Author: Jonathan Daniel Wells

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317665496

Category: History

Page: 374

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The Routledge History of Nineteenth-Century America provides an important overview of the main themes within the study of the long nineteenth century. The book explores major currents of research over the past few decades to give an up-to-date synthesis of nineteenth-century history. It shows how the century defined much of our modern world, focusing on themes including: immigration, slavery and racism, women's rights, literature and culture, and urbanization. This collection reflects the state of the field and will be essential reading for all those interested in the development of the modern United States.
Categories: History

Tax Law and Racial Economic Justice

Tax Law and Racial Economic Justice

George Ruble Woolfolk, Slavery and Taxation in the AnteBellum South, Journal of Southern History (1960), 186–87 13. Thomas Cooper ... Paul Finkelman Slavery and the Founders: Race and Liberty in the Age of Jefferson (2014). 27. Ibid.

Author: Andre L. Smith

Publisher: Lexington Books

ISBN: 9781498503662

Category: Law

Page: 258

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This book explores how taxation creates and maintains racial inequalities in the United States. It demonstrates why those interested in Black redemption should pay attention to tax law, explores tax systems of pre-colonial African civilizations, and sets forth an agenda for tax scholars to obliterate racial caste and march toward equal opportunity.
Categories: Law