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City Club Book Club

The War Before the War: Fugitive Slaves and the Struggle for America’s Soul from the Revolution to the Civil War

Thursday, October 24, 2019
12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Join the City Club for the next installment in our Book Club series as we discuss The War Before the War: Fugitive Slaves and the Struggle for America’s Soul from the Revolution to the Civil War by Andrew Delbanco. Winner of the 2019 Anisfield-Wolf Book Award in Nonfiction, Delbanco's latest book details the United States's conflict over slavery — arguing that disputes over whether to harbor or return fugitive slaves pushed the nation into war. Detailing the Compromise of 1850, which required that fugitive slaves be required to their masters, Delbanco argues that this act divided the hearts and Americans who ... more

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