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The Northwest Ordinance
Essays on its Formulation, Provisions, and Legacy

Adoption of the Northwest Ordinance in 1787 ended a long and sometimes acrimonious debate over the question of how to organize and govern the western territories of the United States. Many eastern leaders viewed the Northwest Territory as a colonial possession, while freedom-loving settlers demanded local self- government. These essays address the ambiguities of the Ordinance, balance of power politics in North America, missionary activity in the territory, slavery, and higher education in the Old Northwest.

Publication Date: May 1st, 2011
142 pages| 6 in x 9 in
Frederick D. Williams is Professor Emeritus, University of Texas at Austin.

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