No Property in Man: Slavery and Antislavery at the Nation’s Founding
- Date: Tuesday, September 11, 2018
- Time: 4:00 pm
- Location: William G. McGowan Theater, Washington, DC
Did slaveholders actually enshrine human bondage in our founding documents at the birth of our nation as some historians have charged? In his new book, No Property in Man,political historian Sean Wilentz invites a fresh debate about the political and legal struggles over slavery that began during the Revolution and concluded with the defeat of the Confederacy at the end of the Civil War.
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