Framed: The Constitution and Compromise Over Slavery
The Society of the Cincinnati - Society of Cincinnati
This interview focuses on the ways that the Revolutionary War made an impact on American slavery. Issues such as Dunmore's Proclamation offering freedom to slaves for service to the King and John Laurens proposal to enlist and arm 3,000 slaves for the American cause are discussed. Additional topics include: the service of free blacks and slaves in the Continental Army; the disruption of slavery caused by the War; and the effect of that disruption on the institution of slavery. How the Congress of the Confederation and the Constitutional Convention of 1787 dealt with slavery close the discussion.