Congress Confronting Slavery, Part 2

The U.S. Capitol Historical Society 2006 Spring Conference “Congress and Slavery in the 1840s and 1850s” was the third in the… read more

The U.S. Capitol Historical Society 2006 Spring Conference “Congress and Slavery in the 1840s and 1850s” was the third in the series, “The National Capitol in a Nation Divided: Congress and the District of Columbia Confront Sectionalism and Slavery.” Professor Finkelman served as moderator. The historians focused on abolitionist and anti-slavery movements of the early 19th century and how the movements affected Congress as it grappled with the question of slavery. Topics included women’s anti-slavery petitions and Frederick Douglass' political career. After their presentations the speakers answered audience members' questions. close

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Washington, District of Columbia, United States
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May 30, 2006

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  • May 30, 2006 | 2:35pm EDT | C-SPAN 1
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