Abstract

Any discussion of the Three-Fifths Clause sooner or later leads to a discussion of women, but never in or of themselves, always in relationship to slaves, or, rather, the institution of slavery. Women’s assumed political incapacity was used to anchor a system of representation that rested on enslavement.

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Additional Information

ISSN
1553-0620
Print ISSN
0275-1275
Pages
pp. 1-46
Launched on MUSE
2017-02-23
Open Access
No
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