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  • Slavery Martha Washington and Dolley Madison
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    Slavery, Martha Washington, and Dolley Madison

    Marie Jenkins Schwartz talked about her book, Ties That Bound: Founding First Ladies and Slaves. She focused on how founding mothers Martha Washington and Dolley Madison viewed slavery and…

  • Arthur Downey on emThe Creole Affairem
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    Slave Rebellion of 1841

    Arthur Downey, author of The Creole Affair: The Slave Rebelllion that Led the U.S. and Great Britain to the Brink of War, detailed the incident and the legal and diplomatic battle that…

  • Allyson Hobbs on emA Chosen Exileem
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    A Chosen Exile

    Allyson Hobbs talked about her book A Chosen Exile: A History of Racial Passing in American Life, in which she examines the lives of African Americans who chose to pass as white between the 18th and…

  • Slavery and Emancipation in Photographs
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    Slavery and Emancipation in Photographs

    Using photographs from before the Civil War, New York University’s Deborah Willis and the University of Massachusetts' Barbara Krauthamer talk about the impact of the emancipation…