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HRMM Virtual Lecture – Slavery in New York
May 19, 2021 @ 7:00 pm$5
The Hudson River Maritime Museum is pleased to host historian and author
Dr. John Harris for “New York and the Illegal Slave Trade During the Civil War”. This talk, drawn from the Harris’ new book, The Last Slave Ships: New York and the End of the Middle Passage (Yale University Press), describes who ran the trade and how, why law enforcement was complicit, and the reasons why Abraham Lincoln’s Republic Party squashed the trade during the Civil War. Register at hrmm.org/lecture-series.html.