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In this video, I break down the various ways in which the sectional debate over slavery impacted the formation of California. The impact of the slavery debate can be seen in the placement of California’s eastern border and in the struggle to keep slavery out of California…and ex-slaves in it.

Between The Color Lines: A History of African Americans on the California Frontier Through 1890;

African American Frontiers Part 3: A Tale Of Two Revolutions;

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