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Alexander Hamilton: Slavery, Politics, And Class Status, Sara Weyenberg Apr 2014

Alexander Hamilton: Slavery, Politics, And Class Status, Sara Weyenberg

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Though slavery is often connected with the Civil War, it was also a topic of great interest during the Revolutionary period. Many people had strong opinions on the morality of slavery, and they were not afraid to voice them. There are countless writings that, if nothing else, at least touch on the subject briefly. As one might imagine, there were people on both sides of the fence – those who took offense and those who did not. A new country was about to be born, and slavery provided just one of the tensions that was in existence at the time. When ...