Author: Andrew M. Schocket

Andrew M. Schocket is Professor of History and American Culture Studies at Bowling Green State University. He is author, most recently, of Fighting over the Founders: How We Remember the American Revolution (NYU Press, 2015) and an editor of the Cambridge History of the American Revolution (Cambridge University Press, in progress). His writing has appeared in the Washington Post, San Francisco Chronicle, Newsday, and Slate, and he is a co-creator of the Magazine of Early American Datasets.

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The Constitution Counted Free Women and Children—And It Mattered

As adopted by the Constitutional Convention, Article I, Section 2, Clause 3 of the Constitution mandated that the population numbers forming the basis for calculating representation in the House of Representatives would “be determined by adding to the whole Number of free Persons, including those bound to Service for a Term of Years, and excluding […]

by Andrew M. Schocket