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African American History

(1787) Gouverner Morris “The Curse of Slavery”

Gouverneur Morris, June 6 1792 Bust by Jean-Antoine Houdon, Courtesy Gouverneur Morris Papers (CC BY-SA 4.0) Image Ownership: Public Domain The Constitutional Convention in 1787 debated the institution of slavery.  In the speech below Gouverner Morris, a Pennsylvania delegate, described the negative impact of the institution on both North and South and in doing so …