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Book Talk with Kevin Waite–West of Slavery: The Southern Dream of a Transcontinental Empire

July 8, 2021 @ 6:30 pm 7:30 pm

Slaveholders’ western ambitions culminated in a coast-to-coast crisis of the Union. By 1861, the rebellion in the South inspired a series of separatist movements in the Far West. Even after the collapse of the Confederacy, the threads connecting South and West held, undermining the radical promise of Reconstruction. Discover how the struggle over slavery played out on a transcontinental stage.

Kevin Waite is assistant professor of history at Durham University.

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