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Teaching Slavery in American Constitutional Law

22 Pages Posted: 22 Jun 2009  

Paul Finkelman

University of Pittsburgh, School of Law; 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

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