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The Northwest Ordinance: Constitutional Politics and the Theft of Native Land.

9781476665191

The Northwest Ordinance: Constitutional Politics and the Theft of Native Land

Robert Alexander

McFarland

2017

215 pages

$39.95

E309

Alexander, a fiction and nonfiction writer and editor, re-examines the Northwest Ordinance of 1787 and illustrates the link between slavery and the theft of Native land. He describes how its signing formally initiated US policy toward Native Americans yet limited the spread of slavery, a vote supported by Southerners in Congress. He analyzes the Northwest Ordinance and the Constitutional Convention of 1787 and their historical context, to show how land profits were the cause of this perpetuation of slavery and theft of Native land. ([umlaut] Ringgold, Inc., Portland, OR)

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