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John L. Brooke

Print publication date: 2010

Print ISBN-13: 9780807833230

Published to North Carolina Scholarship Online: July 2014

DOI: 10.5149/9780807838877_Brooke

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Race, Property, and Civil Exclusions

Race, Property, and Civil Exclusions

(p.382) 9 Race, Property, and Civil Exclusions
Columbia Rising

John L. Brooke

University of North Carolina Press

This chapter focuses on the autumn of 1821, which saw a great debate over the structures and boundaries of deliberation in the state of New York. For three months delegates elected from every county in the state met in convention at Albany to revise the constitution of 1777, the framing document of the state's revolutionary settlement. The resulting document, ratified the following spring, fundamentally altered the shape of government in New York, abolishing the Council of Revision and the Council of Appointment, giving the governor direct appointing powers over the judiciary, and making a host of lesser offices elective by the house and senate. It also addressed the issue of suffrage, in a state where a series of exclusions had limited the vote to men of property in a hierarchy of ranked classes.

Keywords:   boundaries of deliberation, constitution of 1777, revolutionary settlement, Council of Revision, Council of Appointment

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