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Slave Owners in Missouri

Mutti Burke’s research covers slave-owners as well as slaves, examining their strategies in a border state. Small slaveholders were at risk for falling out of slave-owning at any time due to lack of funds; there was also the rising conflict of the Civil War.

On Slavery

Diane Mutti Burke
Assistant Professor, History
UM Kansas City

By Christina Andrade