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December Monday

Virtual Program | Pro-Slavery NYC: Kidnappings and Greed in the Antebellum North


Slavery was abolished in New York in 1827, but that didn’t mean that it was over…

In his new book, The Kidnapping Club: Wall Street, Slavery, and the Resistance on the Eve of the Civil War, historian Jonathan Daniel Wells exposes the vast power network of New York City judges, lawyers, police officers, and bankers who furtively kept the slave trade alive long after it was outlawed. Join Wells and University of Chicago professor of history Rashauna Johnson, for a conversation about greed, the ties between northern capitalism and slavery, and NYC activists, like David Ruggles, who risked their lives to fight the heinous cabal.


Monday, December 07, 2020

6:30 pm

Virtual Program via Zoom Webinar


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