The Resource Dark bargain : slavery, profits, and the struggle for the Constitution, Lawrence Goldstone

Dark bargain : slavery, profits, and the struggle for the Constitution, Lawrence Goldstone

Label
Dark bargain : slavery, profits, and the struggle for the Constitution
Title
Dark bargain
Title remainder
slavery, profits, and the struggle for the Constitution
Statement of responsibility
Lawrence Goldstone
Title variation
Slavery, profits, and the struggle for the Constitution
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • Reveals the compromises made by men both driven and repelled by slavery and the needs of the slave economy that were made by the men creating the American Constitution
  • On September 17, 1787, at the State House in Philadelphia, thirty-nine men from twelve states signed America's Constitution after months of often bitter debate. They created a magnificent, enduring document, even though most of the delegates were driven more by pragmatic, regional interests than by idealistic vision. Many were meeting for the first time, others after years of contention, and the inevitable clash of personalities would be as intense as the advocacy of ideas or ideals. No issue was of greater concern to the delegates than that of slavery: it resounded through debates on the definition of treason, the disposition of the rich lands west of the Alleghenies, the admission of new states, representation and taxation, the need for a national census, and the very makeup of the legislative and executive branches of the new government. As Lawrence Goldstone provocatively makes clear in Dark Bargain, "to a significant and disquieting degree, America's most sacred document was molded and shaped by the most notorious institution in its history."
Assigning source
--Jacket flap
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1947-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Goldstone, Lawrence
Dewey number
342.7302/9
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • portraits
  • facsimiles
Index
index present
LC call number
KF4510
LC item number
.G65 2005
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • United States
  • Constitutional history
  • Slavery
  • United States
Label
Dark bargain : slavery, profits, and the struggle for the Constitution, Lawrence Goldstone
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Publication
Distribution
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 215-218) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Gold in the swamps : South Carolina, rice, and the Lower South
  • The value of a dollar : Connecticut
  • Part three : Supreme law of the land.
  • Philadelphia : the convention begins
  • June : the Colloquium
  • Slavery by the numbers : the mathematics of legislative control
  • Sixty percent of a human being
  • Balancing act : two great compromises
  • Not a king, but what?
  • Details
  • Prologue : Fulcrum
  • Dark bargains : the slave trade and other commerce
  • Closing the deal : September
  • Supreme law of the land
  • Part one : Reluctant nation.
  • Devil in the mist
  • Reluctant nation : the Articles of Confederation
  • Rabble in black and white : insurrection
  • Taming the West : the Ohio Company of Virginia
  • Part two : Four architects.
  • Sorcerer's apprentice : Virginia and the Upper South
Control code
ocm59879537
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
vii, 230 pages
Isbn
9780802714602
Isbn Type
(alk. paper : hardcover)
Lccn
2005042315
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
9780802714602
Other physical details
illustrations, maps, portraits, facsimiles
System control number
(OCoLC)59879537
Label
Dark bargain : slavery, profits, and the struggle for the Constitution, Lawrence Goldstone
Publication
Distribution
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 215-218) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Gold in the swamps : South Carolina, rice, and the Lower South
  • The value of a dollar : Connecticut
  • Part three : Supreme law of the land.
  • Philadelphia : the convention begins
  • June : the Colloquium
  • Slavery by the numbers : the mathematics of legislative control
  • Sixty percent of a human being
  • Balancing act : two great compromises
  • Not a king, but what?
  • Details
  • Prologue : Fulcrum
  • Dark bargains : the slave trade and other commerce
  • Closing the deal : September
  • Supreme law of the land
  • Part one : Reluctant nation.
  • Devil in the mist
  • Reluctant nation : the Articles of Confederation
  • Rabble in black and white : insurrection
  • Taming the West : the Ohio Company of Virginia
  • Part two : Four architects.
  • Sorcerer's apprentice : Virginia and the Upper South
Control code
ocm59879537
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
vii, 230 pages
Isbn
9780802714602
Isbn Type
(alk. paper : hardcover)
Lccn
2005042315
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
9780802714602
Other physical details
illustrations, maps, portraits, facsimiles
System control number
(OCoLC)59879537

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