Slave Nation

Slave Nation

How Slavery United the Colonies & Sparked the American Revolution

Book - 2005
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The authors (both law, Rutgers U.), begin by examining the Somerset case of 1772, which freed a slave brought to England. This decision convinced slaveholders in the southern American colonies that England intended to end slavery, resulting in the Virginia Resolution, which led to the first Continental Congress of 1774. Northern politicians, seekin
Publisher: Naperville, Ill. : Sourcebooks, c2005
ISBN: 9781402204005
Characteristics: xv, 336 p., [16] p. of plates : ill., maps, ports. ; 24 cm
Additional Contributors: Blumrosen, Ruth G.

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