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The Virginia Constitutional Convention
12 pages (2007/1901); 134KB downloadWOWIO Books
; ISBN: WOWIO-00268
In the years after the War of 1812 the western part of Virginia saw an increase in population, though few slaves were held in that expanding territory. During the Virginia Constitutional Convention of 1829-30 debate about whether increasing the franchise would endanger the control which the slaveholders exercised over legislation broke out. This article provides an example of that debate and the actual conditions of slavery during that era.