Register for "Slavery and Its Consequences: Constitutional, Legal & Political"

October 16, 2021, 8:45 AM ET - 11:30 AM ET | Hosted by: Teaching American History: Core Document Collections (Held Online)

This seminar is the first in a series of online discussion-based seminars on slavery in the United States. Each will focus a theme related to slavery and its enduring legacy - all stemming from the system’s characteristics in the United States. The primary sources used in this series draw from Teaching American History’s Core Document Collection: Slavery and Its Consequences. Session Two will focus on Slavery: Constitutional, Legal and Political Issues – from the Missouri Compromise to the 20th century.

Each book in our Core Document Collection contains original sources related to a theme, an introduction authored by the scholar curating the book, study questions for each document, and additional resources to help students and teachers deepen their understanding of the topic.

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