Constitution USA with Peter Sagal

The Framers and Slavery

Clip: Season 1 | 2m 47s

In this clip, Stanford University professor and historian Jack Rakove discusses how the framers of the Constitution could have allowed slavery to remain a part of the country, even as they wrote about the merits of liberty.

Aired: 05/06/13

Rating: NR

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