The Crooked Path to Abolition
Civil War historian James Oakes examined how Abraham Lincoln thoughout his political career used the Constitution to abolish slavery. This was a virtual event hosted by the Massachusetts Historical Society in Boston.
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Randall L. Kennedy Professor Harvard Law School
Gavin Kleespies Director Massachusetts Historical Society->Public Programs
James Oakes Distinguished Professor City University of New York->History
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