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CSRRR scholar: The South used Constitution for pro-slavery arguments

CSRRR scholar: The South used Constitution for pro-slavery arguments

Published: Mar 26th, 2012

By Francie Weinberg Student writer Though many Americans view the Constitution as a beacon of freedom, Southerners in the antebellum period used it to justify their actions as slaveholders. “Our […]

Slavery, Secession and the Constitution at ninth annual CSRRR Spring Lecture

Slavery, Secession and the Constitution at ninth annual CSRRR Spring Lecture

Published: Mar 19th, 2012

By the time of Abraham Lincoln’s election in 1860 to the U.S. presidency and the South’s subsequent secession from the United States, the southern states had already been exposed to […]