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African Americans in the Early Republic and Antebellum Free Blacks
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Forces for black freedom after the American Revolution Enlightenment/revolutionary ethos (universal individual rights, humanitarianism) Christian morality (Great Awakening) Economic change (industrialization/urbanization, market economy in the North)
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Forces for Freedom Northern emancipation: Fast in New England, gradual in Middle States Early antislavery societies (Quakers), gradual, compensated Why did they oppose immediate emancipation? Northwest Ordinance of 1787 Manumission in the Upper South (freeing by deed or will, free blacks in Upper South, Creole class = complexion influences social standing and identity) What motivated masters to free their slaves?
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Forces for Slavery U.S. Constitution 1. Delays abolishing the international slave trade 2. Gives Congress the power to put down “insurrections” (basis of Fugitive Slave Act of 1793) 3. Three-Fifths Clause (gives the South
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  • John E. Williams
  • Slavery in the United States,  Christian morality,  Manumission

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