Slavery's Reach

Slavery's Reach

Southern Slaveholders in the North Star State

Book - 2019
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"From the 1840s through the end of the Civil War, leading Minnesotans invited slaveholders and their wealth into the free territory and free state of Minnesota, enriching the area's communities and residents. Dozens of southern slaveholders and people raised in slaveholding families purchased land and backed Minnesota businesses. Slaveholders' wealth was invested in some of the state's most significant institutions and provided a financial foundation for several towns and counties. And the money generated by Minnesota investments flowed both ways, supporting some of the South's largest plantations. Christopher Lehman has brought to light this hidden history of northern complicity in building slaveholder wealth"-- Provided by publisher.
Publisher: Saint Paul, MN : Minnesota Historical Society Press, [2019]
ISBN: 9781681341354
1681341352
Call Number: 306.362 LEH
Characteristics: 244 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm

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