056 Slavery and Antislavery at the Nation's Founding with Sean Wilentz

056 Slavery and Antislavery at the Nation's Founding with Sean Wilentz

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Americans revere the Constitution even as they argue fiercely over its original toleration of slavery. Some historians have charged that slaveholders actually enshrined human bondage at the nation’s founding. The acclaimed political historian Sean Wilentz shares the dismay but sees the Constitution and slavery differently. Although the proslavery side won important concessions, he asserts, antislavery impulses also influenced the framers’ work. Far from covering up a crime against humanity, the ... See More

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