Slavery and Its Consequences: Slavery and the Founding
This seminar is the first in a series of online discussion-based seminars on slavery in the United States. Each will focus a theme related to slavery and its enduring legacy – all stemming from the system’s characteristics in the United States. The primary sources used in this series draw from Teaching American History’s Core Document Collection: Slavery and Its Consequences. Session One will focus on Slavery and the Founding – including the original draft of the Declaration of Independence and the compromises about slavery made in the Constitutional Convention.
Each book in our Core Document Collection contains original sources related to a theme (found here), an introduction authored by the scholar curating the book, study questions for each document, and additional resources to help students and teachers deepen their understanding of the topic. Click here to register.