Women on the Platform: Mobilising Scotland to end Black Slavery in America (1834-65)

Start : 
31 Oct 2008 - 09:30
End : 
31 Oct 2008 - 15:30
Type: 
Seminar
Location: 

National Library of Scotland,
Causewayside Building,
33 Salisbury Place,
Edinburgh EH9 1SL

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Introduction: Lord Provost of Edinburgh, the Rt. Hon. George Grubb.
Followed by four rotating seminars

  • The World Anti-slavery Congress (1840) & the 'Transatlantic Sisterhood'
    Professor Lynn Abrams & Eoin Shalloo
  • Frederick Douglass & the 'Send Back the Money' Campaign (1845-6)
    Rev Dr Ian Whyte
  • The 'Fugitive Slave Act' (1850) and Harriet Beecher Stowe in Scotland
    Professor John Cairns & Dr Maria Castrillo
  • Supporting the Union in the Civil War (1859-65) & the Radical Legacy (1865-1906)
    Dr Eric Graham & Dr Esther Breitenbach

To book your free place(s) telephone 0131 623 4675 or email: events@nls.uk