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The Slaveholding Republic

Just bought the book, The Slaveholding Republic; An Account of the United States Government's Relations to Slavery, by Don E. Fehrenbacher and completed and edited by Ward M. McAfee.

I would like to include part of the preface of this book:

"The framers of the Constitution had not intended to make slavery a national institution supported by the Union's fundamental law. Yet, over time, the antebellum federal government adopted the postion that slavery was a national institution fully protected by the Constitution. Not all Americans acquiesced in this new understanding, leading to a sectionalization of politics that produced a bloody conflagration that in turn destroyed the slaveholding republic..."

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