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Gilder Lehrman Ctr. for the Study of Slavery, Resistance and Abolition

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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

    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

    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

    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

    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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    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,…