II. The Massachusetts Constitution and the Cases to End Slavery
Framing QuestionsIn what ways do these documents provide evidence about:
- The legal end of slavery in Massachusetts?
- Attitudes about freedom, rights, and the status of African Americans?
- Ways in which people tried to understand the existence and end of slavery here?
- Ways in which the legal end to slavery did and did not change the lives of blacks and whites in Massachusetts?
DocumentsFree and Equal?
Queries Respecting Slavery