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Gradual Emancipation and the Origins of the Lemmon Slave Case (1852)

Community Room 1003, L.R Wilson Hall

12/05/2020, 7:00 pm - TO - 8:30 pm

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Race and the Colour of Democracy series

Sarah L.H. Gronningsater is a historian of the eighteenth- and nineteenth-century United States, with a particular interest in slavery and abolition. As a professor at the University of Pennsylvania, she works at the intersections of legal, political, constitutional, and social history.

Her current book project, The Arc of Abolition: The Children of Gradual Emancipation and the Origins of National Freedom, explores the long and legally-oriented transition from slavery to freedom in New York from the first widespread Quaker emancipations in the 1750s to the passage of the Reconstruction Amendments at the close of the Civil War.

Presented by the Wilson Institute for Canadian History

Gradual Emancipation and the Origins of the Lemmon Slave Case (1852)