Slavery in the Upper Mississippi Valley, 1787-1865 : A History of Human Bondage in Illinois, Iowa, Minnesota and WisconsinMaterial type: TextSeries: eBooks on DemandPublisher: Jefferson : McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers, 2011Description: 1 online resource (229 p.)ISBN: 9780786485895Subject(s): Middle West -- Politics and government -- 19th century | Middle West -- Race relations -- History -- 19th century | Middle West -- Social conditions -- History -- 19th century | Slavery -- Middle West -- History -- 19th century | Slavery -- United States -- Extension to the territoriesGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Slavery in the Upper Mississippi Valley, 1787-1865 : A History of Human Bondage in Illinois, Iowa, Minnesota and WisconsinDDC classification: 305.800977 LOC classification: E415.7 .L44 2011Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
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Cover; Table of Contents; Acknowledgments; Introduction; Chapter One: Slavery in the Northwest Territory; Chapter Two: The Politics of Indentured Servitude; Chapter Three: Miners and Soldiers; Chapter Four: Migrating Southerners; Chapter Five: Hoteliers and Local Slaveholders; Chapter Six: Dred Scott and the Boom in Upper Mississippi Slavery; Chapter Seven: Upper Mississippi Slavery in the Civil War Years; Conclusion; Chapter Notes; Bibliography; Index
Ordinance in 1787 banned African American slavery in the Upper Mississippi River Valley, making the new territory officially ""free,"" slavery in fact persisted in the region through the end of the Civil War. Slaves accompanied presidential appointees serving as soldiers or federal officials in the Upper Mississippi, worked in federally supported mines, and openly accompanied southern travelers. Entrepreneurs from the East Coast started pro-slavery riverfront communities in Illinois, Wisconsin, Iowa, and Minnesota to woo vacationing slaveholders. Midwestern slaves joined their southern counter
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