Dark Bargain Slavery, Profits, and the Struggle for the Constitution

ISBN-10: 0802715079

ISBN-13: 9780802715074

Edition: 2006

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Lawrence Goldstone throws new light on the framing of the U. S. Constitution in this intriguing chronicle of the Constitutional debates, bringing to life the remarkable range of personalities and rivalries that forged the foundation of our country. The Constitutional Convention of 1787 is generally viewed as dominated by the likes of Madison, Mason, Gouverneur Morris, and a few others; in fact, as Goldstone shows, relative unknowns like Rutledge, Ellsworth, and Sherman took over the debate and forged its eventual outcome. He also reveals how the debate over slavery was not split along North-South lines.
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Book details

List price: $14.95
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: Walker & Company
Publication date: 10/3/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 240
Size: 5.25" wide x 8.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.484
Language: English

Prologue: Fulcrum
Reluctant Nation
Devil in the Mist
Reluctant Nation: The Articles of Confederation
Rabble in Black and White: Insurrection
Taming the West: The Ohio Company of Virginia
Four Architects
Sorcerer's Apprentice: Virginia and the Upper South
Gold in the Swamps: South Carolina, Rice, and the Lower South
The Value of a Dollar: Connecticut
Supreme Law of the Land
Philadelphia: The Convention Begins
June: The Colloquium
Slavery by the Numbers: The Mathematics of Legislative Control
Sixty Percent of a Human Being
Balancing Act: Two Great Compromises
Not a King, But What?
Details
Dark Bargain: The Slave Trade and Other Commerce
Closing the Deal: September
Supreme Law of the Land
Notes
Selected Bibliography
Acknowledgments
Index
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