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Author Lehman, Christopher P

Title Slavery in the Upper Mississippi Valley, 1787-1865 : a history of human bondage in Illinois, Iowa, Minnesota and Wisconsin / Christopher P. Lehman

Publ Info Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland, [2011]
 RWU Main Library  E415.7 .L44 2011    AVAILABLE
Descript vi, 222 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
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Note Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents Slavery in the Northwest Territory -- The politics of indentured servitude : slavery in Illinois -- Miners and soldiers : slavery in Wisconsin -- Migrating southerners : slavery in Iowa -- Hoteliers and local slaveholders : slavery in Minnesota -- Dred Scott and the boom in upper Mississippi slavery -- Upper Mississippi slavery in the Civil War years
Note "Although the passage of the Northwest Ordinance in 1787 banned African American slavery in the Upper Mississippi River Valley, slavery as a practice persisted in the region through the end of the Civil War. This work explores all facets of the "peculiar institution" in this peculiar location and its impact on the social and political development"--Provided by publisher
LC subject Slavery -- Middle West -- History -- 19th century
Slavery -- United States -- Extension to the territories
Middle West -- Politics and government -- 19th century
Middle West -- Social conditions -- History -- 19th century
Middle West -- Race relations -- History -- 19th century
ISBN 9780786458721 (softcover : alk. paper)
0786458720 (softcover : alk. paper)
ISBN/ISSN 3547117