Frederick Douglass, Slavery, and the Constitution, 1845

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Frederick Douglass, Slavery, and the Constitution, 1845 by Higbee, Mark; Stewart, James Brewer, 9780393680638
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  • ISBN: 9780393680638 | 0393680630
  • Cover: Paperback
  • Copyright: 6/11/2019

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Frederick Douglass asks students to confront an explosive question: How, in a nation founded on ideas of equal rights and freedom, could the institution of slavery become so entrenched and long-lasting? How was slavery justified, and how was it criticized? At a literary forum, students consider the newly-published Narrative of Frederick Douglass and hold a hearing on John C. Calhoun’s view of slavery as a “positive good.” Finally, players address the US Constitution, its original protections of the slaveholders’ power, and the central question: Are Americans more beholden to the Constitution, or to some “higher law”?

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