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Millions of Abolitionists: A Talk by Princeton Professor Matthew Karp

** Almost sold out** Join the Princeton Club of Washington for a talk on antislavery mass politics featuring Princeton Professor Matthew Karp.

   

Millions of Abolitionists

The Republican Party and the Struggle to Overthrow the Slave Power  

Featuring Princeton History Professor Matthew Karp (bio

Online ticket sales are now closed. If you would like to attend but have not yet purchased a ticket, please email Jackie Cremos at jfcremos@gmail.com. Tickets will be available onsite at the non-member rate ($15). 

Join the Princeton Club of Washington and Assistant Professor Matthew Karp for a talk on the emergence of anti-slavery mass politics in the United States, and in particular the radical vision of the Republican Party in the 1850s.

Contrary to popular opinion today, slavery was not a dying institution by the time of the Civil War. In fact, it was integral to the world economy and poised to expand into new territories. Abolishing slavery in the United States was a long, arduous struggle. Professor Karp will discuss this effort during his talk. 

Online ticket sales are now closed. If you would like to attend this event, please email Jackie Cremos at jfcremos@gmail.com

About the event 

When: Monday, September 24, 2018
6:00 pm - 6:30 pm Light Reception
6:30 - 8:00 pm Talk and Audience Q&A
 
Where: Fried Frank (map)
801 17th Street, NW
Suite 600
Washington, DC 20006

About the speaker 

Matthew Karp is a historian of the U.S. Civil War era and its relationship to the nineteenth-century world. He received his Ph.D. in History from the University of Pennsylvania in 2011 and joined the Princeton faculty in 2013. You can read his full bio on the Princeton University website here

Professor Karp's first book, This Vast Southern Empire: Slaveholders at the Helm of American Foreign Policy, explores the ways that slavery shaped U.S. foreign relations before the Civil War. In the larger transatlantic struggle over the future of bondage, American slaveholders saw the United States as slavery's great champion, and harnessed the full power of the growing American state to defend it both at home and abroad. This book is available for sale online at Harvard University Press (link). 
(link is external)

Questions? Email Jackie Cremos '14 at jfcremos@gmail.com

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