The Sources of Anti-Slavery Constitutionalism in America, 1760-1848

The Sources of Anti-Slavery Constitutionalism in America, 1760-1848

This ambitious book examines the constitutional and legal doctrines of the antislavery movement from the eve of the American Revolution to the Wilmot Proviso and the 1848 national elections. Relating political activity to constitutional thought, William M. Wiecek surveys the antislavery societies, the ideas of their individual members, and the actions of those opposed to slavery and its expansion into the territories. He shows that the idea of constitutionalism has… (more)

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Publisher: Cornell University Press (February 15, 2018)

Page count: 272 pages

Language: English


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