Teaching Slavery in American Constitutional Law

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Paul Finkelman

Gratz College; Albany Law School - Government Law Center

Date Written: 2000

Abstract

This article discusses the importance of including the topic of slavery in constitutional law classes. In the years preceding the Civil War, slavery was one of the most important economic institutions in the United States. Today, however, slavery is rarely mentioned in depth in modern constitutional law classes. By omitting the topic of slavery, students receive a skewed and incomplete view of the development of the Constitution.

Keywords: slavery, constitutional law

Suggested Citation

Finkelman, Paul, Teaching Slavery in American Constitutional Law (2000). Akron Law Review, Vol. 34, No. 1, 2000. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1422654

Paul Finkelman (Contact Author)

Gratz College ( email )

7605 Old York Road
Melrose Park, PA 19027
United States

Albany Law School - Government Law Center

80 New Scotland Avenue
Albany, NY 12208
United States

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