Slavery, Anti-Slavery, and Emancipation

Programs for Teachers
Chicago Teachers as Scholars
Monday, January 26, 2009 to Tuesday, January 27, 2009

The history of slavery, antislavery, and slave emancipation, considering both classic and new scholarly approaches, as well as illustrative primary documents will be the topics explored during this seminar. It will focus on five key issues: the slave trade and development of the plantation system of slavery; the agency and resistance of slaves; the antislavery movement and the dynamics of interracial cooperation; emancipation and Constitutional revision; and the link between the abolition of slavery and women’s rights. Along with written evidence, it will examine contemporary lithographs and drawings that portray the central themes at stake.

Seminar led by Amy Dru Stanley, University of Chicago

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