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E.g., 04/17/2014
E.g., 04/17/2014
Thursday, April 17, 2014
(This program continues for multiple sessions)
The Irrepressible Conflict: The Slavery Debate in Antebellum America

5:45 – 7:45 pm

Note: The schedule for this class has changed.

How could a nation “conceived in liberty” advance human slavery as the country expanded? Why were calls to abolish the “peculiar institution” considered so extreme, repugnant, and immoral in themselves? We will discuss the arguments used to attack and defend slavery as the United States moved inexorably toward bloody conflict over the issue.