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The War before the War: Radical Abolition in Antebellum America

August 14
7:00 pm

Essex Memorial Hall
Image of abolitionist print

A new wave of antislavery thinking swept the country in the 1830s as some churches demanded immediate emancipation of slaves and equal rights for free blacks. In this illustrated lecture, Rokeby Museum Director Jane Williamson presents the philosophies, strategies, and tactics of these abolitionists, compares their efforts with those of earlier abolitionists, and explores their impact on American society.


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Essex Community Historical Society
(802) 503-2637


Essex Memorial Hall
5 Towers Rd
Essex Junction, VT 05452 United States
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