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Slavery and Racism in American Politics, 1776-1876

by Michael C. Thomsett

Slavery and Racism in American Politics, 1776-1876 Synopsis

From the very inception of the United States, few issues have been so divisive and defining as American slavery. Even as the U.S. was founded on principles of liberty, independence and freedom, slavery advocates and sympathizers positioned themselves in every aspect of American influence. Over the centuries, the characterization of early American figures, legislation and party platforms has been debated. The author seeks to clarify often unanswered-or ignored-questions about notable figures, sociopolitical movements and their positions on slavery. From early legislation like the Fugitive Slave Law of 1793 to Reconstruction and the rise of the Ku Klux Klan, this book explores the background of some of America's most controversial moments. Spanning the first American century, it offers a detailed chronology of slavery and racism in early U.S. politics and society.

Book Information

ISBN: 9781476670997
Publication date: 30th August 2019
Author: Michael C. Thomsett
Publisher: McFarland & Co Inc
Format: Paperback / softback
Pagination: 184 pages
Categories: Slavery & abolition of slavery, Social discrimination & inequality, Politics & government, History of the Americas,

About Michael C. Thomsett

Michael C. Thomsett is the author, coauthor or compiler of many books including topical dictionaries, collections of quotations and history books. He lives in Spring Hill, Tennessee.

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