Slavery in the Politics and Culture of the United States 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 history is the story of millions of African Americans residing in the United States who have struggled for centuries to fully claim the promises of liberty granted in the founding documents of the United States.