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In the shadow of freedom [electronic resource] : the politics of slavery in the national capital / edited by Paul Finkelman and Donald R. Kennon.

Format:
Book
Language:
English
Published/​Created:
[Athens: Published for the United States Capitol Historical Society by Ohio University Press, ©2010]
Description:
1 online resource (viii, 248 pages) : illustrations.
Series:
Perspectives on the history of Congress, 1801-1877. [More in this series]
Summary note:
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 disti.
Bibliographic references:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Source of description:
Print version record.
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Form/​Genre:
  • Conference papers and proceedings.
  • History.
ISBN:
  • 9780821443491 (electronic bk.)
  • 0821443496 (electronic bk.)
  • (acid-free paper)
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