The Problem of Slavery in Early Vermont, 1777-1810

Vermonters have always been proud that their state was the first to outlaw slavery in its constitution but is that what really happened This Vermont Historical Society book forces us to squarely consider the deepest questions about what freedom actually meant for African Americans in Vermont well into the nineteenth century.The Problem of Slavery in Early Vermont joins tVermonters have always been proud that their state was the first to outlaw slavery in its constitution but is that what really happened This Vermont Historical Society book forces us to squarely consider the deepest questions about what freedom actually meant for African Americans in Vermont well into the nineteenth century.The Problem of Slavery in Early Vermont joins the growing literature on the complicated history of race, emancipation, and antislavery in antebellum New England.
The Problem of Slavery in Early Vermont Vermonters have always been proud that their state was the first to outlaw slavery in its constitution but is that what really happened This Vermont Historical Society book forces us to squarely consi

  • Title: The Problem of Slavery in Early Vermont, 1777-1810
  • Author: Harvey Amani Whitfield
  • ISBN: 9780093472062
  • Page: 211
  • Format: Paperback
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    1. Northern states did not have slavery or at least they emancipated their slaves early, right? And Vermont was first of them all, right? Well, as author Harvey Amani Whitfield tells us in “The Problem Of Slavery In Early Vermont”, not exactly. Although the Vermont Constitution of 1777 is touted as the first constitution in North America to abolish slavery, it only held that people “Ought not to beholden by law to serve any person as a Servant, Slave or Apprentice” and there were limitation [...]

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