Importance of Slavery in Politics and Culture of US 1. According to the historian James Horton, “Slavery was not a sideshow in American history—it was the main event.”
Write an essay that defends, refutes, or
modifies his statement. In your answer, consider the importance of slavery in the politics and culture of the United States (North and South) in the
Constitution, early United States, the market revolution, westward expansion, the Antebellum period, and the Civil War. Black slaves played a major, though unwilling and generally unrewarded, role in laying the economic foundations of the United States—especially in the South.