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Database paints picture of how slavery influenced early American lawmakers

A new database by The Washington Post seeks to paint a clearer picture of just how pervasively slaveholding influenced early America — as congressmen’s own slave-holding interests shaped the laws.

Reporter Julie Weil speaks with host Jane Clayson.

This article was originally published on WBUR.org.

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