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U.S. Constitution and Slavery

U.S. Constitution and Slavery

The Delegates Moral Dilemma Addressing Slavery When Writing the United States

Also look under the term Representation - the North and South differed. There was issue of property and people. Ex. Morris thought property shuld be taken into account, as well as population, when determining representation.

Particular People - We have many of their papers. The State Papers, but also copies of the personal/office papers of the person - especially if they held office.

Citations - As you come across citations within the text, you may notice that they are referenced slightly differently. Be sure you use the History Day recommended/required style.  We can help you find the documents when you have citations. The Links below will go to the general pages.

U.S. Constitution - Books, Documents, etc.

U.S. Constitution - Books, Documents, etc.

These are only a few examples.


Additional Resources

Additional Resources

Indians as the First Enslaved People

During the Pequot Wars, defeated tribes were dispersed and/or sent to Caribbean

lost many of the results

  • Suggested Search Terms
    • Slavery -- Indian Territory
    • Indian slaves -- North America -- History
    • Slaveholders -- Massachusetts -- Deerfield
    • Indians, Treatment of -- United States -- History
    • Pequot War, 1636-1638
    • King Philip's War, 1675-1676
    • Pequot Indians -- Connecticut -- History
    • Mashpee (Mass.) -- History
    • Indians of North America -- New England
    • Indians of North America -- New England -- History -- 17th century
    • Indians of North America -- Wars
    • Ex-slaves of Indian tribes
    • Slave trade -- United States -- History
    • Slave trade -- North America -- History 
    • Indian Territory Slavery
    • Indians -- First contact with Europeans
    • Indians -- History
    • Slavery -- Connecticut River Valley -- History
  • Indian battles: with incidents in the early history of New England F7 .W59   
  • Puritan Parker : historical narrative of Sergeant William Parker, one of the founders of Hartford, Connecticut and a veteran of the Pequot Indian War F104.H353 P375 2011    
  • 1704 : the French and Indian raid on Deerfield, Massachusetts E197 .S48 2008     
  • Slavery before race : Europeans, Africans, and Indians at Long Island's Sylvester Manor Plantation, 1651-1821  E445.N56 H39 2013
  • Slavery in the Connecticut Valley of Massachusetts  E445.M4 R65 2009   
  • Children in colonial America / edited by James Marten ; with a foreword by Philip J. Greven  E162 .C47 2007 
  • American Indians and state law : sovereignty, race, and citizenship, 1790-1880  KF8205.Z95 R67 2007    
  • Slavery/antislavery in New England   E445.N5 S52 2003   
  • Bodies politic : negotiating race in the American North, 1730-1830  F7 .S88 2003    
  • Slavery in America : from colonial times to the Civil War : an eyewitness history  StLib GIRS Reference      E441 .S36 2000   
  • ? The early history of New England : illustrated by numerous interesting incidents 8th edition  StLib Special Collections      F7 .W58 1843  online at HathiTrust  catalog.hathitrust.org/api/volumes/oclc/13626012.html
  • ? Gathered sketches from the early history of New Hampshire and Vermont : containing vivid and interesting account of a great variety of the adventures of our forefathers, and of other incidents of olden times ; original and selected   F37 .C48  online Internet Archive hdl.loc.gov/loc.gdc/scd0001.00140414918
  • The history of Philip's war : commonly called the great Indian war of 1675 and 1676 ; Also of the French and Indian wars at the eastward in 1689, 1690, 1692, 1696, and 1704   StLib Special Collections      E83.67 .C575 1840 1829 edition online HathiTrust catalog.hathitrust.org/api/volumes/oclc/2220724.html
  • ? History of the discovery of America; of the landing of our forefathers at Plymouth and of their most remarkable engagements with the Indians in New-England, from their first landing in 1620 until the final subjugation of the natives in 1679. To which is annexed, the particulars of almost every important engagement with the savages at the westward to the present day. Including the defeat of Generals Braddock, Harmer and St. Clair, by the Indians at the westward; the Creek and Seminole war, etc StLib Charles T. Wells Collection      E81 .T89 1828    HathiTrust catalog.hathitrust.org/api/volumes/oclc/699730.html
  • James DeWolf and the Rhode Island slave trade F83.D49 J64 2014   
  • A brief history of the Pequot War   E83.63 .M38 1736a   

Selected Databases. Others may be of help.

suggested terms: Indians, slavery, enslavement, pauper apprenticeship

Other terms used during the time period being studied


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