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29

Jul

2014

How Slavery Really Shaped the Civil War

 

Robert E. May, the author of Slavery, Race, and Conquest in the Tropicssat down with us to discuss the complex causes of the Civil War, including the little-studied debate between Abraham Lincoln and Stephen A. Douglas about slavery’s expansion into Latin American territory.

His book was finalist for the 2014 Gilder Lehrman Lincoln Prize.

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