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History talk by Dr Howard Fuller
April 25 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Join Dr Howard Fuller from University of Wolverhampton at this free event for people interested in history.
“Great Britain had abolished slavery in its empire in 1833. Yet the ‘Confederate States of America’ argued that slavery had nothing to do with the civil war raging across America, and even U.S. President Abraham Lincoln had declared in 1861 that he had no intention of interfering with the South’s ‘property’. At any rate, many mid-Victorians openly despised ‘Yankees’ for a variety of reasons; political, economic, social – strategic.
This brief talk will outline this phenomenon and chart how policy-makers in Britain managed to avoid the issue of slavery even after Lincoln’s Emancipation of slaves in the Confederacy in late 1862, and express in no uncertain terms its sympathy for ‘freedom-fighting rebels’ (the South). Was this a glaring ‘moral contradiction’ at work in the days of Queen Victoria, or something else?”
Places are FREE but need to be pre-booked.
Please note that since this was added to the calendar stuff may have changed. It’s not my fault, it just happens sometimes.