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Japan and China, Asian Rivals, Are Trying to Get Along

BEIJING — Six years ago, angry demonstrators filled the streets in dozens of Chinese cities to protest Japan’s claim to islands in the East China Sea, surrounding Tokyo’s embassy, overturning Japanese cars and in some cases even attacking sushi restaurants. Two years later, President Xi Jinping met with Prime Minister …

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Were the Founders Against Slavery All Along?

The usual evidence for what the celebrated historian John Hope Franklin called the “sweeping constitutional recognition of slavery” consists of the three-fifths compromise (with the enslaved counted for political representation as three-fifths of free persons), the continuation of the Atlantic slave trade until 1808 and the so-called fugitive slave clause. …

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Were the Founders Against Slavery All Along?

The usual evidence for what the celebrated historian John Hope Franklin called the “sweeping constitutional recognition of slavery” consists of the three-fifths compromise (with the enslaved counted for political representation as three-fifths of free persons), the continuation of the Atlantic slave trade until 1808 and the so-called fugitive slave clause. …

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