Your 1,500-word essay on the following topic will be DUE ON FRIDAY, 1 DECEMBER. Submit your essay via Canvas before you come to class.
Using evidence from the sources listed below, defend, attack, or modify the following statement:
Slavery and Indian Removal were rational economic development practices in keeping with the ethos of the Market Revolution and the core American principles of liberty, equality, and the consent of the governed.
Your essay must draw evidence from Wallace’s Long Bitter Trail and Hammond’s “Letter to an English Abolitionist.” You may use any additional sources from Reading the American Past and Canvas. Do not use any sources beyond those assigned for this class. Your essay should showcase your analytical and writing skills rather than your research skills.
Anthony F.C. Wallace, The Long, Bitter Trail
James Henry Hammond, excerpts from “Letter to an English Abolitionist,” (1845), RAP, 262-265