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

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 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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