"Finally, the College was a sop to Southerners, who were given credit for each slave at the rate of three-fifths of a free voter, magnifying the power of white property owners in Dixie."
Setting aside all else, isn't this factually in error? Wasn't in fact the 3/5 rule a method to REDUCE the representation by not counting slaves the same as freemen?
It was a compromise. The North wanted zero, and the South wanted one. Three fifths was the compromise.