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Living the Revolution: America, 1789-1820
Topic: Predicaments of Early Republican LifeTopic: ReligionTopic: PoliticsTopic: ExpansionTopic: Equality
Topic: Equality
Overview of Living the Revolution
Resource Menu: Equality
Text 1. Founding Fathers on Equality
Text 2. Founding Fathers on Slavery
Text 3. African Americans on Slavery
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Text 4. Woman's Role
Text 5. Women on Equality
Text 6. Summing Up
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3.  African Americans on Slavery
- Benjamin Banneker and Thomas Jefferson, letters of August 1791
- Memorial of [Free-Men of Colour] to the South Carolina Senate, 1791

   Benjamin Banneker
Banneker to Jefferson:
Jefferson's response:



PBS: Africans in America


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Other resources from Africans in America (PBS)
  Background: Banneker's letter
  Background: Jefferson's reply
  Background: Memorial to the South Carolina Senate
  Other documents, 1750-1805 (see V.B.)
  Other documents, 1791-1831

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