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  • Fugitive Slave Laws Before the Civil War
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    Fugitive Slave Laws Before the Civil War

    Historian James Oakes talked about runaway slaves and the consequences of fugitive slave laws. Professor Oakes argued that tensions between slave and free states over fugitive slaves was one of…

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  • Impact of PreCivil War Events
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    Impact of Pre-Civil War Events

    Historians talked about the social and political impact of several events leading up to the Civil War, including the Fugitive Slave Act and abolitionist John Brown’s raid of a federal armory at…

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  • Citizenship and Race in the Mid19th Century
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    Citizenship and Race in the Mid-19th Century

    A panel discussed race and the role it played in determining citizenship in the mid-19th century. They explored the Dred Scott Supreme Court decision and Fugitive Slave Law, as well as Abraham…

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  • Civil WarEra Politics
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    Civil War-Era Politics

    Historians discussed Civil War-era politics. They looked at the realignment of political parties, populism, and anti-slavery politics in the 1840s and 1850s leading up to the Civil War.

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  • Emancipation and the Laws of War
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    Emancipation and the Laws of War

    James Oakes and John Witt talked about their books on the process of Emancipation during the Civil War. James Oakes argued that contrary to conventional narratives, the destruction of slavery was a Republican goal from…

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  • Roots of Modern Day Slavery
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    Roots of Modern Day Slavery

    Historians discuss 18th and 19th Century analogs and their relationships to contemporary slavery and abolition, as well as “white slavery” and the emphasis on human rights in the 20th Century.…

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  • Defining Slavery
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    Defining Slavery

    A panel of professors and authors talked about the legal, economic, academic and policy frameworks that help define modern day slavery and human trafficking. This forum was part of an annual…

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  • Global Slavery
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    Global Slavery

    Siddharth Kara, a fellow at Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government, talked about modern day slavery and human trafficking. Topics included slavery’s history and evolution, Mr.…

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  • Legacies of the Civil War
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    Legacies of the Civil War

    Historians and authors discuss ongoing legacies of the Civil War - the issues and controversies that are still being borne out today. Yale University s Gilder Lehrman Center for the Study…

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  • emLife of William Grimes the Runaway Slaveem
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    Life of William Grimes, the Runaway Slave

    William Andrews, a historian, and Regina Mason, a great-great-great-granddaughter of William Grimes, talked about the book they edited, Life of William Grimes, the Runaway Slave (Oxford University Press,…

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