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Fall 2013 Lecture Series

Slavery and Freedom in the Making of America

To mark the 150th anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation in 2013, the History Lecture Series presented four lectures by nationally recognized historians on the theme "Slavery and Freedom in the Making of America." The speakers considered the imagined roots of slavery in Greco-Roman antiquity, the origins and development of racial slavery across the Americas and its centrality to the creation of the United States, and the continued legacies of slavery in post-emancipation American life.


October 23, 2013, Sandra Joshel: Ancient Roman Slavery and American History


October 30, 2013, Stephanie Smallwood: Slavery, Race, and the Origins of American Freedom


November 6, 2013, Stephanie Camp: Slavery, Antebellum America's National Institution


November 13, 2013, Moon-Ho Jung: Race, Empire, and Post-Emancipation Struggles for Freedom


Want to learn more and follow up on the lectures? Please see the Slavery and Freedom in the Making of America Bookshelf

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