The Origins of Emancipation

Historian Seymour Drescher talked about slavery being abolished throughout the British Empire in 1833. He noted that the Slavery Abolition… read more

Historian Seymour Drescher talked about slavery being abolished throughout the British Empire in 1833. He noted that the Slavery Abolition Act became one of the driving forces toward emancipation across the globe. He also responded to questions from members of the audience.

“People and Legislators: Emancipations in Comparative Perspective” was the closing keynote address of the U.S. Capitol Historical Society annual Spring Symposium “Emancipation During the Civil War,” which was held in the Congressional Auditorium in the U.S. Capitol Visitor Center. close

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

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Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
Sep 3, 2011
Last Aired:
Sep 4, 2011

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  • Sep 03, 2011 | 6:25pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Sep 03, 2011 | 10:26pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Sep 04, 2011 | 11:27am EDT | C-SPAN 3
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