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The Trouble with Minna: A Case of Slavery and Emancipation in the Antebellum North
  • Date: Monday, April 09, 2018
  • Time: 12:00 pm
  • Location: William G. McGowan Theater, Washington, DC

In this intriguing book, history professor Hendrik Hartog uses a forgotten 1840 case to explore the regime of gradual emancipation that took place in New Jersey. In Minna’s case, white people fought over who would pay the costs of caring for an enslaved woman, which became routine in many similar cases that followed. 

A book signing will follow the program. Purchase this book on the day of the event from the National Archives Store and receive a 15% discount (members get 20% off).

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