Synopses & Reviews
Reflections on Slavery and the Constitution illuminates both how the history of race relations in this country should be approached and how seemingly hopeless social and political challenges can be usefully thought about. This volume offers discussions that bear both upon how slavery has come to be regarded worldwide and upon the political struggles that led to the American Civil War. Thereafter, the outbreak of the war, its prosecution, and its aftermath are examined. The book examines the concept of slavery from its earliest beginnings and its history within the United States, from works of literature to the court of law.