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Colonial and Revolutionary United States  

Daniel C. Littlefield

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Jul 2010
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Sep 2012
This article reviews scholarship on the history and historiography of slavery in colonial and revolutionary United States. Slavery was a southern American institution associated primarily ... More

Early Republic and Antebellum United States  

Jeff Forret

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Jul 2010
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Sep 2012
This article reviews scholarship on the history and historiography of slavery in the early republic and antebellum United States. During the colonial period, slavery was present in varying ... More

The Problems of Slavery  

Christopher Leslie Brown

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Dec 2012
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Dec 2012
When the Stamp Act crisis erupted, the abolition of the Atlantic slave trade or the overthrow of colonial slavery was deemed impossible. Less than a quarter century later, by the time ... More

United States Slave Law  

Paul Finkelman

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Jul 2010
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Sep 2012
This article discusses the historiography of slave law in the United States. Slave law in the United States developed over 225 years through a complicated mixture of custom, statutes, and ... More

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