The Emancipation Debate During the Secession Crisis

In the keynote address, James Oakes talked about the emancipation debate during the secession crisis. Prior to the start of the Civil… read more

In the keynote address, James Oakes talked about the emancipation debate during the secession crisis. Prior to the start of the Civil War, Washington, D.C., was deeply focused on the issues of secession and emancipation. He responded to questions from members of the audience. 

“Disunion Is Abolition: The Emancipation Debate during the Secession Crisis” was the fifth session of the U.S. Capitol Historical Society (USCHS) Spring Symposium, “Secession and War Come to Washington,” which was part of the series “The National Capital in a Nation Divided: Congress and the District of Columbia Confront Sectionalism and Slavery.” It was held on Friday, May 7, 2010, in the Capitol Visitors Center. close

*The transcript for this program was compiled from uncorrected Closed Captioning.

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Washington, District of Columbia, United States
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Jun 20, 2010
Last Aired:
Jun 21, 2010

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  • Jun 20, 2010 | 1:19pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Jun 20, 2010 | 7:20pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Jun 21, 2010 | 1:20am EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Jun 21, 2010 | 7:20am EDT | C-SPAN 3
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