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Small Slaveholding in Missouri

Missouri’s small slaveholding system represents an untapped source for the study of slavery, yet it is this very system that makes the state so important to Mutti Burke’s research. The size and dynamics of the system dramatically affected the relationships between slaves and owners, making the experience of slavery in Missouri very different from that typical in Southern states.

On Slavery

Diane Mutti Burke
Assistant Professor, History
UM Kansas City

By Christina Andrade